H1N1 Flu (swine flu)
H1N1 influenza (swine flu) virus infection has been
identified in the Southeast Health District,
which consists of 16 counties.
This was expected as the
H1N1 influenza virus has been spreading in
the United States and many other countries since April.
symptoms of H1N1 flu are often similar to regular seasonal
flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and
coughing. Some people with H1N1 flu also have reported runny
nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you
have any of these symptoms, please contact your local health
Southeast Health District encourages residents to take the
following precautions to help prevent the spread of any
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough
or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use
your hands often with soap and water, especially after
you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are
to avoid close contact with sick people.
you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit
contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread
a rapidly evolving situation and guidance should be
considered interim and updated as necessary. The
Southeast Health District and your county health department will provide new information as it
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