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As Florida responds to swine flu, the Florida Department of Health offers the following recommendations:

People with respiratory illness or fever should stay home from work or school to avoid spreading infections, including influenza, to others in the community.

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Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill.

Person Coughing

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

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Get plenty of sleep.

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Be physically active.

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Manage your stress.

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Drink plenty of fluids.

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Wash hands frequently to lessen the spread of respiratory illness.

  • Rub your hands vigorously and scrub under the nails.
  • Wash for 20 seconds - about the time it takes you to sing the Happy Birthday song twice.
  • Use a paper towel to turn off the water and open the bathroom door.  Throw away the paper towel.
  • If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers.

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Symptoms of swine flu are rapid onset fever, cough, fatigue and in some cases vomiting and diarrhea.

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If you think you have the flu, please call your health care provider and discuss whether you need to be seen in their office or an emergency department, or stay home.


Action Steps for Parents if School is Dismissed or Children are Sick and Must Stay Home

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Swine flu is not transmitted by food and you cannot get swine flu from eating pork products.
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The State of Florida is receiving frequent updates from the CDC, and working with local health departments to monitor the situation and immediately follow up on suspected cases. The Florida Department of Health has created a H1N1 Flu webpage with information, and the CDC has a H1N1 Flu webpage as well.

Information about Florida Public Health Sponsored H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinics can be found on the MyFluSafety.com web site.  Just click on the county outline in the state map for that county’s specific information or the name of the county in the county list below the state map.

The Florida Department of Health has a toll-free number to provide  public health information and updates on H1N1 Swine flu.  The information line will be available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern, 7 days a week.  Information is available in English, Spanish and Creole.

Telephone Number: 877-352-3581