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What you need to know about swine influenza “swine flu” A message from: Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services 18 Mulberry Street Nashua, NH 03060 What is swine influenza? A respiratory disease caused by a type of influenza virus

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What you need to know about swine influenza swine flu l.jpg

What you need to know about swine influenza“swine flu”

A message from:

Nashua Division of Public Health

& Community Services

18 Mulberry Street

Nashua, NH 03060


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What is swine influenza?

  • A respiratory disease caused by a type of influenza virus

  • Human cases of the swine influenza (swine flu) have been identified in Mexico, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the US


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How does someone catch swine influenza?

  • The swine flu is spread the same way as the seasonal flu:

    • Through the air when someone with swine influenza coughs or sneezes

    • Touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth or nose

  • Swine influenza may also be caused by contact with infected pigs

    SWINE INFLUENZA CANNOT BE SPREAD

    BY EATING PORK PRODUCTS


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What are the symptoms of swine influenza?

  • Fever greater than 100 F

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Stuffy Nose

  • Chills

  • Headache and body aches

  • Fatigue

  • Diarrhea and vomiting


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What should I do if I have symptoms?

  • As you would do normally, call your health care provider if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms

  • If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them


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How can I protect myself from getting sick?

  • 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 with soap and water often, especially after you cough or sneeze

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick


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Where do I go for more information?

The CDC has a website with additional information:

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

NH Department of Health and Human Services

has established an information hotline:

1-888-330-6764 (from 8am-8pm)

Additional information may be found on the NH Health & Human Services website:

http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us


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