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Swine Flu Information
Wednesday, May 06, 2009

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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.
 
PREVENTION MEASURES: 
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.  
 
World Health Organization (WHO) http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en/index.html
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu
 
US Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

US Government Pandemic Preparedness
http://www.pandemicflu.gov
 



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