Merced Community College
Student Help Desk

Swine Flu Fact Sheet


Facts

There are currently no reported cases of swine flu in Merced County or surrounding jurisdictions. The investigation into swine flu is ongoing and more cases are expected to be reported in coming days.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu in humans and may include:

  • Fever (greater than 100F or 37.8C)

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Stuffy nose

  • Chills

  • Headache and body aches

  • Fatigue

Individuals can avoid contracting any illness by taking several steps, including:

  • Frequent hand‐washing or use of alcohol‐based hand cleaners;

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, as germs spread this way;

  • Avoid close contact with sick people;

  • If you do get sick, stay away from work (and school for children) to avoid infecting others;

  • Covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze; and

  • Throw used tissues away immediately.

Important Facts to Remember:

  • If you have flu symptoms, call your doctor. Only go to the emergency room in emergencies or serious medical illnesses.

  • Children who are sick should not go to school or day care. Adults who are sick should not go to work.

  • You cannot get infected with swine flu from eating or handling cooked pork products.

Resources

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/

http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/news/Pages/SwineFluLndingPg042409.aspx

http://www.co.merced.ca.us/swineflu

Merced County Swine Flu Information Line (209)‐381‐1180 (English) and (209)381‐1181 (Spanish)

mailings/Swine Flu Fact Sheet.pdf

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