From a news release, 9/26/2009 the CDC reported that almost all of the influenza viruses identified so far are 2009 H1N1 influenza A viruses. These viruses remain similar to the viruses chosen for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and remain susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir with rare exception.

Be well, be informed, be well informed.


Wikispaces for teachers!

September 25, 2009

Students get an early start on your summer plans. Consider an internship/volunteer opportunity with the federal government. As soon as you can keep your eyes open long enough, view this exciting page! ( click here )  You will find future plans that will inspire your rapid recovery!

Action Steps for Teachers

September 24, 2009

Here is a straightforward and useful set of steps you can take to mitigate H1N1 now.

elmo, recovered
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The White House has enlisted Elmo on Sesame Street to help children understand the flu and healthy steps they can take to remain well.  A wonderful You Tube video can be viewed here for moms, dads, sisters and brothers to watch with the younger members of their household who might be a little scared.

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Beginning tonight the district will be hosting town halls at varied sites throughout the city for questions, concerns, planning and response. For more information on the town halls please visit:

Here is the schedule of events posted thus far.

  • Sept. 16: U.S. Grant HS Auditorium
  • Sept. 22: John Marshall HS Auditorium
  • Sept. 23: Southeast HS Auditorium
  • Sept. 24: Rogers Middle School Cafeteria in Spencer
  • Sept. 29: Northwest Classen HS Auditorium
  • There will be spanish translation services available please disseminate widely.

    Hand washing poster from Yale
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    From the New York Times. Handwashing goes a long way to stave off the flu.

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