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  1. Facts About H1N1 Influenza What you can do to stay healthy.

  2. Federal & State officials are investigating an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in humans. This new influenza virus was first detected in people in the U.S. in April 2009. Other countries have also reported people sick with this new virus. Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  3. H1N1 influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs. It is caused by a virus. People do not normally get H1N1 influenza, but it can be passed to humans. H1N1 influenza has been known to pass from person-to-person. Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  4. H1N1 Influenza is thought to spread in the same way as Seasonal Flu. Flu viruses spread from person-to-person through coughing or sneezing and sharing utensils or drinks. People may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or eyes. Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  5. There are several ways we can prevent the spread of H1N1 influenza: • Cover coughs & sneezes • Wash hands often • Stay home when sick Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  6. Ways to prevent flu: 1. Cover coughs & sneezes • Use tissues or cough & sneeze into your shirt sleeve • Coughing & sneezing into hands can spread flu. • Do not share utensils or drinks. Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  7. Ways to prevent flu: 2. Wash hands often • Use warm water and soap for 20 seconds • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also work • Avoid touching your mouth, nose & eyes Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  8. Ways to prevent flu: 3. Stay home when sick • Stay home from work & school • Avoid contact with others • Call your doctor or healthcare provider Facts About H1N1 Influenza

  9. Questions? H1N1-Swine Flu Info Hotline 888-330-6764 (toll free) 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Facts About H1N1 Influenza