Q & A: Dr. John Sinnott on H1N1 (swine) Flu

As the number of cases and deaths from swine flu grow and extend beyond North America, health officials across the country, including Florida, prepare for the worst-case scenario — a full-scale global flu epidemic. In the following interview, Dr. John Sinnott, professor of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at USF Health and Tampa General Hospital, answers questions about swine flu and outlines precautions the public can take.

For the latest information, Dr. Sinnott recommends the following website: http://www.pandemicflu.gov . Or call the swine flu information line provided by USF Health and Tampa General Hospital: 813-844-FLU1.

– University Response to H1N1 (swine) Flu

– The Florida Center for Public Health Preparedness at the USF College of Public Health has updated its website with current pandemic flu information and links. Visit http://www.fcphp.usf.edu

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