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Prevention Tips Beneficial as Swine flu outbreak better understood

Good hygiene and staying informed are best defense against pandemic threat

Post Date:05/07/2009 8:30 AM

Follow these basic steps to learn more about swine flu (H1N1 strain) and what to do to reduce the risk of infection:

  1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  2. If you cough, use a tissue and dispose of it, or cough into your shirt sleeve
  3. Stay at home if you are sick to avoid spreading infection
  4. Contact your health care provider or physician promptly, if you or a family member has symptoms of the flu
  5. View more prevention tips from the CDC...

For more information:

Update for Tuesda, May 12, 2009
The City continues to monitor the H1N1 flu situation as conditions are getting better understood worldwide.

As of May 6, 2009, the County of Riverside reports a countywide total of 13 cases (6 confirmed, 7 probable). Of these, zero cases have been identified in the City of Lake Elsinore. See table below for location of confirmed and probable cases:

Confirmed = 6

Probable = 7

Corona-2

Murrieta-1

Riverside-2

Riverside-2

Indio-1

E. Hemet-2

Thousand Palms-1

Unknown-2

Stay informed by listening to news reports and following information provided by the organizations listed in the sidebar above. All local H1N1 virus updates will be posted on the county's swine flu page at http://news.co.riverside.ca.us/swineflu/.

Note: The County of Riverside has closed its Public Health Information phone line and is referring all phone calls to the State hotline above.

Questions and Answers: Swine Influenza and You (a CDC Web site)

About flu treatment & home care: Interim guidance for caring for a sick person  (a CDC Web site)

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