swine flu

Partners in Preparedness 2009 Volume I, Issue 3

The attached PDF is the 2009 Volume 1, Issue 3 Partners in Preparedness: News for Trusted Local Leaders from the NYS DOH Office of Health Emergency Preparedness.

This issue is a special edition about the current H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreak.

Department: Health

Filed under: preparedness, organizations, h1n1, swine flu

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

What is the swine flu?

What is swine flu?

Swine Influenza, also called swine flu, is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses. Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Most commonly, human cases of swine flu happen in people who are around pigs but it’s possible for swine flu viruses to spread from person to person also. Read more

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Swine Flu

News from Health posted on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 7:31pm

Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties’ Health Departments are working together to educate their county residents about swine flu. The New York State Department of Health has set up a 24 hour a day/ 7 days a week toll free hotline to answer questions from the public. This number is 1-800-808-1987.

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