Health 5-7

As of 5/6, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 642 confirmed cases of the swine flu (H1N1 virus) nationally. Currently, there are no cases in Santa Barbara County. According to health officials, most victims experience the affliction as they would the mild, seasonal flu they experience every winter. The CDC recommends that people respond to symptoms with the same precautions as they would during normal flu season.