Swine Flu Information
Although the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the H1N1 pandemic was over in 2010, the virus is still circulating. The symptoms of swine flu are the same as the regular seasonal flu. The best protection against catching this form of flu is obtaining the flu vaccine and practice everyday practices:
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Get plenty of rest, exercise, drink plenty of fluids
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
Stay informed about this health issue at the Washington State Department of Health website and the Snohomish County Health District website
Additional information is also available from the CDC . This website includes:
Help Stop the Spread of Germs
Keep the germs away:
- Wash your hands before eating, or touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wash your hands after touching anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose.
- Don’t share things like towels, lipstick, toys, or anything else that might be contaminated with respiratory germs.
- Don’t share food, utensils or beverage containers with others.
Keep your germs to yourself:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
- Discard used tissues in the trash as soon as you can.
- Always wash your hands after sneezing, blowing your nose, or coughing, or after touching used tissues or handkerchiefs. Wash hands often if you are sick.
- Use warm water and soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers to wash your hands.
- Try to stay home if you have a cough and fever.
- See your doctor as soon as you can if you have a cough and fever, and follow their instructions. Take medicine as prescribed and get lots of rest.
- If asked, use face masks provided in your doctor’s office or clinic’s waiting room. Follow office or clinic staff instructions to help stop the spread of germs.
Source: Washington State Department of Health
Snohomish County Health District
A recorded message from the Health District about swine flu in English and Spanish is available by calling 425-339-5266.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
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