H1N1 Virus Information
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For updated information on H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), please visit www.flu.gov.
Flu.gov is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website dedicated to current information about the flu and preparations for a potential outbreak.
What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
Take these everyday steps to protect your health:
• 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 hand cleaners are also effective.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
• If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
What are the Symptoms of H1N1?
The symptoms of H1N1 virus are similar to symptoms of seasonal influenza and generally include a fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some people with H1N1 also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should not report to work or attend class.
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Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm
Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.idph.state.il.us/
Chicago Department of Public Health: http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Health/