Wednesday, July 8, 2009

H1N1 Flu Update

Cases of the H1N1 (Swine) flu are still showing up in Southern California and

We're following CDC guidelines for prevention, detection and treatment of the
H1N1 virus and at this time, CDC recommends the primary means to reduce spread
of influenza in work spaces, schools and child care programs is early
identification of ill students and staff, staying home when ill, and good
cough and hand hygiene etiquette.

If you believe you or your child are ill or please consult your medical care
professionals. More information is available at the Naval
Hospital Twentynine Palms H1N1 Flu hotline at 760.830.2153

Take these everyday steps to protect your health:
. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you
cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
. Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
. Stay home if you are sick for 7 days after your symptoms begin or
until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer. This is to
keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.

Our priority is and will remain the health and safety of our Marines, Sailors,
civilian employees and their families.

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