H1N1 Flu Virus Update
Niagara Region have two key sources of information regarding the H1N1 flu virus. These include:
1. Niagara Region website: http://www.niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/pandemic-planning/default.aspx
2. Human Swine Flu Information Line at 905-688-8248, ext. 7950 or toll free at 1-888-505-6074 to handle inquiries from the general public, the health care community, and the media. This line is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
You may also wish to view the Public Health Agency's of Canada website at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine_200904-eng.php and the Center for Disease Prevention and Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu to remain current on global and national updates.
Information is also available at: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html
Take the Same Precautions as during Regular Flu Season
• Practice personal space of two metres if someone in your household is ill
• Stay home if you're ill
If you have recently travelled to the affected areas or areas of cluster of illness (Mexico, U.S., and Canada) and are experiencing flu-like symptoms, talk to a doctor.
Residents are also encouraged to review the Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist so your families are prepared.