MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- More than 100 people attended a seminar Tuesday night in Martinsburg to give their knowledge about H1N1 a boost.
Mina Gaudette of Martinsburg said she heard about the program, held at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University Hospital-East's City Hospital campus, on the radio and attended because she wanted to learn more. She and her husband retired from Northern Virginia and moved to Martinsburg a few years ago.Â
"We need to be informed and just use common sense," Gaudette said.Â
Dr. Diana Gaviria, medical director of the Berkeley County Health Department, and Dr. Robert Jones, medical director of the Jefferson County Health Department, gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining the history and current status of the pandemic.
The H1N1 virus is now increasing in the Northern Hemisphere, but the strain has not changed significantly, Gaviria said. The World Health Organization reports more than 300,000 cases in 191 countries and 3,917 deaths.Â Â