Lac du Flambeau Band responds to swine flu concerns
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has created a task force to address concerns about the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.

The virus hasn't been confirmed on the reservation. But two suspected cases prompted the Vilas County Health Department to order the closure of a head start and pre-kindergarten program on the reservation.

"We are being proactive," Lac du Flambeau Tribal President Carl Edwards told The Rhinelander Daily News. "We want to keep our membership informed and to avoid panic."

The task force consists of tribal and local health, safety and business officials.

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