Connecticut hospitals brace for swine flu patients
Hartford Courant, April 29, 2009
Many Connecticut ERs, like those across the country, are packed even under normal circumstances. So the prospect of a growing swine flu outbreak has doctors and hospital officials examining preparedness plans, anticipating an increase in concern among residents, and considering how they would cope with an influx of patients. And they're contemplating challenges, such as the potential for emergency rooms to become even more taxed, or keeping medical workers healthy if the state begins to see a high volume of cases of a flu that so far has no vaccine.
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