Seven more people in Washington state are suspected of having the H1N1 virus, bringing the state's total this afternoon to 13. Health officials say all seven of the new cases are in the Seattle-King County area.
If there is good news to be found, Dr. David Flemming, director of public health in Seattle and King County told reporters that while he expects an increase in the number of cases in our state, "to date, the level of severity has been closer to the more typical influenza virus you would see circulating during normal influenza season."
The Washington State Emergency Management Division has updated its disaster Web page with information for the private sector about the flu outbreak.
And, if you're looking for interesting displays of data about the outbreak, be sure to check out Google's H1N1 world flu map.
The CDC has also set up its own channel on YouTube with videos on an array of flu-related topics, ranging from symptoms of the illness to instructions for the use of disposable respirators.
Finally, if you're trying to communicate about safe coughing and hygiene habits, be sure to check out this video created by OtoRhinoLounsburgology Productions. Could be a light addition to an upcoming staff meeting.