Jewish groups get swine flu info

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Jewish community security network distributed health advisory information to its members on the swine flu outbreak.

The Secure Community Network sent out a memo and materials Monday provided by the Centers for Disease Control to hundreds of Jewish institutions, including federations and Jewish community centers. SCN has an existing partnership with the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security.

The memo gives details on the public health emergency that was declared over the weekend, and provides symptoms and other information about the flu. It also points out that a "public health emergency should not be cause for alarm or panic but rather heightened awareness."

For more information, SCN suggests going to its Web site, www.scnus.org, or the CDC’s site, www.cdc.gov/swineflu.

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