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San Francisco health officials urge against flu overreaction

San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2009
As swine flu has spread to most San Francisco-area counties over the past few days, worried residents have been descending on hospitals and clinics at the first sign of ill health, to the chagrin of the region's public health officials. A perception that there has been a sudden explosion of swine flu cases may be prompting people to seek medical care, said San Mateo County Health Officer Scott Morrow, MD.