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Swine Flu (H1N1) Update - Play Safe
Subject: Swine Flu (H1N1) Update - Play Safe
Send date: 2009-05-05 18:28:52
Issue #: 4
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There is No Human Influenza Pandemic at This Time

But you should have or develop a plan to stay healthy and stay informed. At this time we consider the best, most up-to-date source of reliable information on the subject to be the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (See www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu.) 

We anticipate that stories will continue to appear on all major news outlets. On Monday, May 5, 2009 -  403 confirmed cases of swine flu have been reported in people in the United States, with one death. This count is not unusual, and it can be expected to rise as states and countries increase their surveillance

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

  • Stay informed. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.

  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.

    • 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 hands cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
    • Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.

  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information. 

information provided by scouting.org 

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