IAFC releases guidance on swine flu
Details about the recent swine flu outbreak change daily, so the Fairfax, Va.-based International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has dedicated a page on its Web site to provide the latest information on the situation. At the same time, IAFC is urging members to take the outbreak seriously, but not to treat it as a crisis at this time.
Among the misunderstandings about the outbreak addressed by IAFC EMS Section’s Emerging Disease Committee on the Web site is the tendency by the media to compare the threat posed by swine flu with that of avian flu. There are several differences between the diseases, according to IAFC, including the fact that, unlike avian flu, swine flu is vulnerable to prescription antiviral drugs, such as Tamiflu and Relenza.
View the IAFC swine flu guidance page.