Oregon prepares for swine flu

Gov. Ted Kulongoski says Oregonians will have to be ready to take care of themselves if there is a major outbreak of swine flu this year.

But he also says there will be help available from state and federal agencies.

The governor opened a statewide summit on swine flu preparation today in Salem by warning that 1-to-2 of every five Oregonians can expect to get sick with swine or seasonal flu.

The state is working with county health agencies, school districts, businesses and hospitals to get ready.

But the governor says Oregonians should work on plans to have household chores taken care of if they get sick.

- The Associated Press

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