TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials are issuing a new round of
warnings to individuals and families in anticipation of a wave of
swine flu cases.
The message from officials Tuesday was that Kansans should have
enough food, water and other supplies at home to last from three to
five days in case of illness.
They've already stressed commonsense steps to prevent the spread
of the H1N1 virus, such as frequent hand-washing and staying home
once symptoms occur.
Gov. Mark Parkinson has designated September as Emergency
Preparedness Month, giving him and other officials another
opportunity to urge Kansans to plan ahead.
Health officials expect between 20 percent and 40 percent of the
population to contract the H1N1 virus within the next two years.