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SWINE FLU: Swine influenza A virus infection (H1N1) is a respiratory disease. The Center for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Health and WHO are proactively enhancing their surveillance, monitoring, testing and response efforts for this rapidly evolving health event. The current worldwide outbreak of swine flu has been designated by the World Health Organization at Phase 5. Phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region.
TITUSVILLE'S CURRENT EMERGENCY ACTIVATION LEVEL IS 1A: Monitoring situations that present a potential risk to the community.
WHAT IT MEANS TO TITUSVILLE CITIZENS: It means you need to remain aware of the progress of the current spread of swine flu across our state and our country, take proactive measures to protect yourself from unnecessary exposure to any types of respiratory infections, monitor any symptoms you may experience, and take the appropriate actions to treat the symptoms.
FLU INDICATIONS: Indications of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Like seasonal flu, swine flu in humans can vary in severity from mild to severe.
HOW FLU SPREADS: The main way that influenza viruses are thought to spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. This can happen when droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person are propelled through the air and deposited on the mouth or nose of people nearby. The virus can also be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets on another person or an object and then touches their own mouth or nose (or someone else's mouth or nose) before washing their hands.
Cover coughs and sneezes into the elbow and/or tissues
Wash hands diligently throughout the day with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub and especially after using tissues and after coughing or sneezing into hands or elbow. Dispose of any used tissues to avoid transmitting germs.
Avoid close contact with others. If you are the one who is ill, do not go to work or school to avoid contaminating others
Consult with your healthcare professional for any questions or treatment options.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SWINE FLU:
The Center for Disease Control has detailed, progressive information concerning this influenza outbreak, along with detailed information concerning the prevention, recognition and treatment of this serious outbreak. Website addresses for CDC and other useful websites containing information about this influenza are listed below.
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