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SFDPH Memo: Influenza Vaccination or Masking for Health Care Workers

Every hospital, skilled nursing, and long-term care facility in San Francisco should implement a program requiring its health care workers to receive an annual influenza vaccination or, if they decline, to wear a mask for the duration of the influenza season while working in patient careareas.

Influenza A (H1N2) Variant Virus Confirmed in California Residents with Exposure to an Infected Pig at a Fair

Two cases of influenza A (H1N2) variant virus infection have been laboratory-confirmed in persons who had pig exposure at the California Mid-State Fair, which occurred in Paso Robles, CA during July 17–29. Influenza A (H1N2) was also detected in a pig at the fair.