H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Information
This page features swine flu information and updates to help you and your family stay informed about this outbreak.
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy (from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Possible Swine Flu Symptoms
The virus, which is caused by the H1N1 strain, causes a respiratory illness with symptoms similar to seasonal flu that we typically see in the winter:
- Fever (>100F/37.8C)
- Stuffy nose
- Headaches and body aches
- Malaise or fatigue
- Diarrhea and vomiting have also been reported by some people infected with this swine flu virus
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This page was last updated on:
July 19, 2011.