Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Swine Influenza A (H1N1)

The Swine Flu, officially the Swine influenza A (H1N1) virus, is spreading rapidly around the world and has now been confirmed in Pennsylvania. There is no need for panic but using some common sense will help.

What you can do:
If you feel like you have flu symptoms, stay home. When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Throw out used tissues and wash your hands. If you’ve got flu symptoms and you’ve recently been to a high-risk area such as Mexico see your doctor.

Your doctor may not be able to determine whether you have swine flu, but he or she would take a sample from you and send it to a state health department lab for testing. If you were immunized with the Swine Flu vaccine in 1976, it probably won’t protect you now.

The following links have current and reliable Swine Flu information:




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