Swine Flu Pandemic: Increase in Outline Translations

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet on May 01, 2009

The H1N1 virus or Swine Flu, has been the talk of the news since its first outbreak in Mexico on March 17. 11 days later, the first cases of Swine flu hit the US, creating a scare within schools and workplaces. Today, Web Wire released a publication stating that, "[a]ll public school systems nationwide are required by federal law to maintain a pandemic response plan". This includes sending flyers home with students outlining vital information and instructions about the Swine Flu and recognizing signs of symptoms.

With a substantial rise in U.S. immigrant population, Web Wire states that “having this information available in languages other than English is more important than ever.” Translating information and reaching all families is a vital importance in easing panic and questions-“[s]chool districts are requesting informative translations into several languages such as Spanish, Tagalog, Russian and Vietnamese.”

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Topics: Translation