CDC director tours Wake health department

RALEIGH Dr. Thomas Frieden toured the Wake County Human Services Department Friday to check out its response to H1N1 and seasonal flu.

Congressman Brad Miller and other state and county health leaders joined him.

A steady stream of people have made their way into Wake County health clinics to get the H1N1 nasal mist vaccine.

It's the first defense made available to the public to protect against the swine flu virus that began popping up last spring.

The outbreak was still new when President Barack Obama named Frieden the director of the Centers for Disease Control.

His appointment came at a time when the county first realized there was a new strain of flu that could be deadly.

So far, Wake County has received 3,500 doses of the spray vaccine.

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