Thursday, April 30, 2009

Learn More About Swine Flu

Are you worrying about Swine Flu? Do you want to learn more about this new strain of flu and how to protect yourself from getting sick?

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
First and most important: wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information, please visit the following web sites
For the latest local information see:
Santa Clara County Swine Flu update

The Library also has a "Stay Healthy" book display on the second floor, come take a look and stay healthy!

written by jh

posted by mb