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4/30/09 10:00 AM SWINE FLU Don’t Panic…stay tuned What is it? What can I do? http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu We hope that this information will help you to understand “swine flu” and to improve your awareness of local responses and activities SWINE FLU

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4/30/09 10:00 AM

SWINE FLU

Don’t Panic…stay tuned

What is it?

What can I do?

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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We hope that this information will help you to understand “swine flu” and to improve your awareness of local responses and activities

SWINE FLU

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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The Tewksbury Health Department is talking with the State Health & Local officials on a regular basis

SWINE FLU

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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The Tewksbury Health Department is talking with the Fire and Police on a regular basis.

SWINE FLU

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by a type of flu virus.

SWINE FLUWhat is it?

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhat is it?

  • Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs

  • People can get it (but not usually)

  • It can spread from person to person just like seasonal fluspreads

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhere is it?

  • Mexico and Canada

  • In the United States

  • _ Arizona

    • California

    • Indiana

    • Massachusetts

    • Michigan

    • Nevada

    • Kansas

    • New York City

    • Ohio

    • Texas

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhat are the symptoms?

  • Very similar to seasonal flu

  • Fever 101° and higher

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Body aches

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUHow do I know if I have it?

  • If you have symptoms andespecially if you have traveledto where there have been human cases of swine flu

    • Call your doctor

    • Your doctor will know how to test you

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhat if I traveled recently?

  • If you recently traveled to an area affected by swine flu

    • Watch for any flu like symptoms

    • Call your doctor if you develop flu like symptoms

    • Identification of swine flu requires special laboratory testing

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhat can I do?

  • Treat this like the seasonal flu.

  • Protect yourself and loved ones the same way.

  • Avoid hugging and kissing anyone with a cold or the flu

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUWhat can I do?

  • Wash your hands often

  • Avoid touching nose, mouth or eyes

  • Use cough etiquette (cough & sneeze into your elbow)

  • If you get sick with flu – STAY HOME

  • Your doctor will tell you if you need to take antivirals

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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  • Right now, there is NO vaccine for swine flu

  • You cannot get swine flu from eating pork or pork products

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLUFor more information

  • The websites listed below offer frequent updates

  • Call 211 for more information

  • Call the Health Department

    • 978-640-4470

  • Call Mass DPH

    • 1-617-983-6800

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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SWINE FLU

Don’t Panic…stay tunedwatch web sites for frequent updates

What is it?

What can I do?

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.mass.gov/dph/flu


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