Health Commissioner Thomas Farley was to testify later Thursday at a hearing examining the city's response to the flu.
The city health department says a telephone poll of over 1,000 residents found nearly 7 percent had flu-like symptoms in April in May. That suggests more than half a million New Yorkers were ill.
For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:
From New York City Health Department
Facts about flu
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General information about swine flu
Swine Flu Case Definitions
Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
Preventing the Flu
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