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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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swine flu
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

the tewksbury health department is talking with the state health local officials on a regular basis
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

the tewksbury health department is talking with the fire and police on a regular basis
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

swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by a type of flu virus
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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SWINE FLU
  • 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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