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Local First Responders Ready to Handle Swine Flu Emergencies

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Local first responders are bracing for an increase in swine flu cases.

Crews with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department got an emergency directive in their e-mails Monday night. The message details procedures for dealing with patients showing flu-like symptoms, such as using face and eye protection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the protocol to the fire department.

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