01 May 2009


Major League Baseball is taking the Swine Flu outbreak seriously.

The Yankees have distributed an information sheet about swine flu provided by MLB to all teams and personnel.

Says manager Joe Girardi:

"It is a concern, because we do travel a lot. We're in places where there are big crowds all the time. I feel very good about the medicine in our country and the way our country handles situations. So you try to take as many precautions as you can, but you can't stop living."

According to the Center for Disease Control, there have been 50 confirmed cases in New York.

Other MLB states with confirmed cases are Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Texas. (SOURCE: C.D.C.)

In 1976 experts warned that an emerging strain of influenza, known as the "swine flu," had the potential to cause illness on a massive scale that winter.

A large public immunization campaign was launched, and a photo was released showing President Ford being immunized by his physician, Dr. William Lukash. It was later reported that the immunization killed more people than the virus did. (SOURCE)

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