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Get Ready: Schools Preparing for Possible Return of H1N1 Virus

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -  Advisors to the President are urging the public to stay vigilant about H1N1 flu virus.  They're insisting it could come back strong.  Now local schools and students are taking precautions.

Swine flu may hospitalize 1.8 million patients in the U.S. this year, filling intensive care units to capacity and causing "severe disruptions" during a fall resurgence, scientific advisors to the white house warned.

Swine flu, also known as H1N1, may infect as much as half of the population and kill 30,000 to 90,000 people, double the deaths caused by the typical seasonal flu, according to the planning scenario issued yesterday by the 'Presidents Council of Advisers on Science and Technology Intensive care units in hospitals, some of which use 80 percent of their space in normal operation, may need every bed for flu cases, the report said.

For more information on what you can do to stay healthy, click HERE.

 

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