03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Swine Flu: State Of Emergency Declared In New York By Paterson

Gov. David Paterson has declared a state of emergency because of the rise in swine flu cases.

The executive order means that far more health care professionals -- including dentists -- will be permitted to administer vaccines with only brief training. The order is needed to suspend provisions of state law.

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