Westchester unveils swine flu battle plan

Westchester County officials presented Thursday a plan aimed at stopping another outbreak of the H1N1 virus.

According to County Executive Andy Spano, with the first doses of the swine flu vaccine to be delivered in October and a stockpile of antiviral drugs already in place, the county is prepared to handle a major outbreak.

County Health Commissioner Joshua Lipsman says experts expect the same or a slightly more severe outbreak of the swine flu this fall, in addition to the regular influenza.

"We're going to have two flu seasons simultaneously," he says.

County officials say they don't plan to close schools due to swine flu.

For press conference on county's swine flu prevention efforts, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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