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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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