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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health


AFL 09-18
April 29, 2009


TO:
All Clinics

SUBJECT:
Swine Influenza Virus – Health Alert


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the people in California. Due to the recent outbreak of swine influenza, CDPH is distributing information about infection control to help prevent the further spread of swine influenza.

CDPH has included an attachment about infection control. The attachment is designed for hospitals, but CDPH requests that all clinics follow the recommendations, as appropriate, until new recommendations are sent out with specific information for clinics.

If you have any questions about the prevention and control of swine influenza, please contact SwineFluInfo@cdph.ca.gov.


Sincerely,

Original Signed by Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.

Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.
Deputy Director
Center for Health Care Quality

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