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H1N1 Influenza A Information

San Benito County First Probable Case of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus Updated May5, 2009 at 6:45 p.m.
Local officials working with state to prevent further infection San Benito County Health Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Falade today urged all local residents to take common sense steps to protect themselves from the H1N1 flu following a probable case in a school age San Benito County resident. Although cases identified in the United States to date have been mostly mild, public health officials are concerned that more serious illnesses could occur and are taking cautionary steps to protect the public. Read full press release.
May 3, 2009: As part of California Department of Public Health's (CDPH) efforts to provide updated information to Californians on what they can do to protect themselves and their families from the swine flu outbreak, CDPH has activated a toll-free H1N1 (swine flu) hotline in English and Spanish. The phone number is 1-888-865-0564 and the hotline is available Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. El Departamento de Salud Pública de California ha activado una línea de información para contestar preguntas sobre el brote de la influenza H1N1 (influenza porcina).El numero es 1-888-865-0564 Lunes a viernes, 7:00 A.M. a 6:00 P.M. Sábado y domingo, 8:00 A.M. a 4:00 P.M. Flyer, en espanol.

Facts about H1N1 Influenza A

Información sobre la Influenza H1N1 A
CDC Updates on H1N1 A Influenza
 
Activation of a toll-free H1N1 (swine flu) hotline  
 
Additional information can be located at the CDC site located at www.cdc.gov/swineflu or by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO Se puede obtener más información sobre la influenza porcina en www.cdc.gov/swineflu/espanol o llamando al
1-800-CDC-INFO.

Information on H1N1

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Swine Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus, but there is a treatment. San Benito County Public Health Division is working closely with the California Department of Public Health to address all concerns relating to the spread of this virus. There are things you can do to protect yourself including:

  • Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to co-workers and friends, unless you are having respiratory distress, high fever, or a condition that warrants calling your personal physician.
  • Keep children home if they are ill. Track their symptoms and contact your pediatrician if you have concerns.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues. 
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to get rid of most germs and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting adequate rest and exercise.
  • Develop a contingency plan for childcare in the event of school and/or daycare closure.

We ask that you share this information with those you come in contact with and encourage them to abide by these simple, yet extremely effective universal precautions.  Public Health is here to serve as a resource for you and your (agency/organization/school). For more information on Swine Influenza please call us at (831) 637-5367.

La Gripe Porcina (H1N1) es un virus nuevo, pero existe tratamento. La Division de Salud Pública del Condado de San Benito está trabajando con el Departamento de Salud Pública de California para tratar los aspectos concerniente a la diseminación de este virus. Hay cosas que usted puede hacer para protegerse, las cuales incluyen:

  • Qúedese en casa si está enfermo(a) para evitar la diseminación a compañeros de trabajo y amistades, al menos que tenga dificultad para respirar, fiebre alta, o una condición que requiera comunicarse con su médico particular.
  • Mantenga a sus hijos en su casa si están enfermos. Vigile los síntomas y llame a su pediatra si hay motivo de preocupación.
  • Evite contacto cercano con personas enfermas.
  • Al toser o estornudar, hágalo en su manga o pañuelo deshechable y disponga de el de manera apropiada.
  • Lavar bien sus manos con agua tibia y jabón o use una substancia higienizante a base de alcohol para deshacerse de la mayoría de los gérmenes y evite el tocar sus ojos, naríz o boca.
  • Haga un plan de emergencia para el cuidado de sus niños que están en guardería en caso de que las escuelas o guarderías cierren.

Le pedimos que comparta esta información con las personas que usted tiene contacto y animar a que sigan estas simples medidas universales, pero extremedamente eficaces. Salud Pública está aquí para servir como un recurso para usted y su (agencia/organización/escuela). Para mas información acerca de la Gripe (Flu) Porcina, favor de llamar al (831) 637-5367.



 

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