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  1. What you need to know about swine influenza“swine flu” A message from: Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services 18 Mulberry Street Nashua, NH 03060

  2. What is swine influenza? • A respiratory disease caused by a type of influenza virus • Human cases of the swine influenza (swine flu) have been identified in Mexico, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the US

  3. How does someone catch swine influenza? • The swine flu is spread the same way as the seasonal flu: • Through the air when someone with swine influenza coughs or sneezes • Touching something with the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth or nose • Swine influenza may also be caused by contact with infected pigs SWINE INFLUENZA CANNOT BE SPREAD BY EATING PORK PRODUCTS

  4. What are the symptoms of swine influenza? • Fever greater than 100 F • Sore throat • Cough • Stuffy Nose • Chills • Headache and body aches • Fatigue • Diarrhea and vomiting

  5. What should I do if I have symptoms? • As you would do normally, call your health care provider if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms • If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them

  6. How can I protect myself from getting sick? • 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 with soap and water often, especially after you cough or sneeze • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  7. Where do I go for more information? The CDC has a website with additional information: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ NH Department of Health and Human Services has established an information hotline: 1-888-330-6764 (from 8am-8pm) Additional information may be found on the NH Health & Human Services website: http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us