Calif. Declares Emergency Over Swine Flu

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2009 2:25 PM CDT
Luciana Alvarez waits for her ride at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday after arriving from Mexico.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today declared a state of emergency that will help California agencies coordinate efforts in response to the outbreak of swine flu. The proclamation from Schwarzenegger—who cautioned that "there is no need for alarm"—sets in motion a series of administrative actions, including ordering all agencies to coordinate with public health officials as needed in the state, which has 13 confirmed cases.