Washington - As health officials continue to monitor and address cases of swine flu in the United States, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is urging New Jersey residents who are seeking information on the illness to visit the Centers for Disease Control's special web page at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ (can also be accessed from Menendez's website at http://menendez.senate.gov/). That site includes a useful "Swine Flu and You" page, which answers a number of frequently asked questions about swine flu. Information is also available on the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Service website at http://www.nj.gov/health/.

Senator Menendez said that the situation requires a balance of caution and calm:

"This is a situation in which we all need to balance concern and caution with calm. It is certainly important to recognize that this is a serious illness and to understand the symptoms and preventative steps we can take. However, health officials continue to closely monitor this situation and work to contain it, and we should have full confidence in the doctors and scientists who best understand this outbreak. They will continue to help us understand the situation and what we need to do to keep our families healthy. The Centers for Disease Control's website is a great resource to stay informed and best understand what we can do to stay healthy, and I urge anyone who wants to know more about the illness to visit that site."