We can all do our part to help prevent H1N1 Influenza - also called swine flu - in Newark. Here are a few simple steps and some valuable information:
Know the Warning Signs
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and may include:
- Fever (greater than 100°F or 37.8°C)
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose
- Headache and body aches
To prevent the spread of swine flu:
- Avoid contact with ill persons.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (if you do not have a tissue). Throw all used tissues in a trash can.
- After you cough or sneeze, wash your hands with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- If you think you are ill with flu, avoid close contact with others. Stay at home. Do not go to work, school, or travel while ill.
- Seek medical care if you are severely ill (such as having trouble breathing). There are antiviral medications for prevention and treatment of swine flu that a doctor can prescribe.
Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Below we have provided some informational flyers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit the CDC's swine flu page
Swine Influenza Brochure
Answer your questions about how swine flu is spread and how you can prevent it.
Healthy Habits Flyers
Learn how to prevent illness and keep you and your family healthy at home, work and school
Germ Stoppers Flyers
See how kids can be a Germ Stopper to stay hygienic and germ-free.
Cover Your Cough
A fun guide showing how kids can cover their mouths and stop spreading germs.