The year was marked by intense concern over the H1N1 flu outbreak. In June, the World Health Organization announces a global flu pandemic related to the virus that emerged in the U.S. in late April. Popularly referred to as “swine flu,” the disease arrives just as former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius takes the helm of HHS.
2009 in review: H1N1 pandemic puts public health officials on guard
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