CDC Will Not Rename Swine Flu as the WHO.

By | May 3, 2009

An electron microscope image shows an H1N1 swine flu virus culture obtained from a California patient suffering from the current international outbreak. (U.S. Centres for Disease Control)

An electron microscope image shows an H1N1 swine flu virus culture obtained from a California patient suffering from the current international outbreak. (U.S. Centres for Disease Control)

Now that the World Health Organization has taken to calling Swine Flu simply influenza A (H1N1), the Centers for Disease Control here in the United States will not follow suit, because they believe changing the name now will only serve to confuse people. They want to be as clear as possible in such an anxious time. Of course now many in the media have just started tacking the H1N1 name onto swine flu to help be even more clear about it.

Also Rhode Island Officials have just sent two more probable cases of Swine Flu to the Health Department for testing bringing the total of probable cases in Rhode Island up to 6 pending results which I imagine should be coming back very soon for at least that one from North Kingstown. One of the other probable cases is also at Johnson and Wales, and they are now canceling classes and activities for Monday at JWU at the request of the state department.


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