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UPDATED: Swine Flu Forum Monday Night In Greenville

The swine flu pandemic has calmed down a bit, but with eleven confirmed cases in North Carolina, a community forum was held inside the Brody School of Medicine Monday night.

A panel of four doctors presented updated information regarding the swine flu or H1N1 Virus to the public.

The experts answered questions provided by the audience.

one doctor says although there were only three confirmed deaths IN America due to swine flu, we must still be aware of our surroundings.

Dr. Cook says a vaccine for the H1N1 virus should be available by the fall, when normal flu season begins.

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A check of the latest figures show there are more than 2,500 confirmed swine flu cases in the United States right now including nine in Eastern Carolina. The virus is being blamed for over 100 deaths in Mexico and five outside Mexico, including three in the U-S.

To make sure residents in our area are up to date on the latest information a community forum on the swine flu is being held Monday evening at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. Starting a 5:30, local health officials will talk about who is at risk for the illness, how people can protect themselves, and will take questions from the audience.

Where: Brody Medical Sciences Building at 600 Moye Blvd. in Greenville
When: Monday, May 11th, 5:30

The event will be broadcast live on ECU-TV, Suddenlink cable Channel 99, and will also be viewable online at:
http://winmedia.ecu.edu/laupuslibrary/ECUTV/ECUTV_Live.asx


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