influenza

Health Dept. Releases 2009 H1N1 Influenza Response Report

News from Health posted on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 6:02pm

The 2009 H1N1 Influenza Response Report is available for download at http://www.cattco.org/downloads/health/2009-h1n1-influenza-response

2009 H1N1 Influenza Response

The following report is the Cattaraugus County Health Department's review of their 2009 plans and strategies to deal with the Novel H1N1 Influenza.

Department: Health

Filed under: h1n1, flu, influenza, Novel Influenza A

Update on Seasonal Flu Vaccine & H1N1 Flu Vaccine

News from Health posted on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 12:02pm

SEASONAL FLU VACCINE

NOTE: Your own doctor may be your best option for getting seasonal flu vaccine. Many health care providers have received supplies of seasonal flu vaccine, while other providers are still waiting to receive their vaccines. Providers will continue to receive vaccines in the coming weeks, and vaccination for seasonal flu will continue through November and December, in time to provide protection against the seasonal flu.

Novel H1N1 Flu & Seasonal Flu: Differences and Similarities

News from Health posted on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 10:56am

Many people are wondering what the differences are between seasonal flu and novel H1N1 flu (Swine Flu). Novel H1N1 flu is caused by a new virus that is different from the seasonal flu we usually see each fall and winter. The virus that causes the seasonal flu changes a little bit each year, but the changes are small and people have some resistance to the virus. This year, the flu virus that is spreading is new and different enough so that many people, especially younger people, do not have much resistance.

Swine Flu update

News from Health posted on Thu, 04/30/2009 - 2:38pm

Cattaraugus County Health Department, announced the following updates regarding Swine FLU (H1N1):

  • CDC case definitions:

    • Suspected case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a person with fever and cold-like symptoms with onset within 7 days of close contact with a person who is a confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1), or within 7 days of travel to a community either within the U.S. or internationally where there are one or more cases, or resides in a community where there are one or more confirmed cases

Preventing flu and other illnesses

Good Health Habits for Prevention

Flu & other illnesses may be prevented by following these simple guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Influenza Clinics for 2008-2009

News from Health posted on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 11:19am

Cattaraugus County Health Department announces the 2008-2009 Influenza (Flu)

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