Posted by Jacqueline Colclough
The Washington Post is reporting that a member of the security advance team for President Obamas trip to Mexico is suspected of having contracted the swine flu and transmitted it to his family in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The agent is on the staff of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and appears to have transmitted the virus to his wife, son and nephew.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has reported that the President has not been affected by the virus, further stating that White House physicians believe that he does not need to be tested. President Obama was in Mexico for less than 24 hours en route to the three-day Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. A museum official who escorted Obama through an exhibit died of health problems unrelated to the flu a week later, and White House officials earlier this week went to great lengths to explain that "the presidents health was never in any danger."
Previously on the DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog, we have posted the following articles:
- Swine Flu Affects Maryland Residents;
- Swine Flu Raising More Questions Than Answers While the U.S. Sees Its First Fatality;
- World Health Organization Raises Swine Flu Pandemic Alert to Phase 4;
- CDC Provides Swine Flu Questions and Answers.
If you have been in contact with anyone who has traveled to parts of the world where swine flu has been detected, we encourage you to seek a medical evaluation. Obviously, if you suffer any symptoms associated with swine flu, please seek medical attention immediately.
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