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

 
 

Precautions

Take the Same Precautions as during Regular Flu Season

•         Wash hands regularly

•         Cough into your elbow, arm/sleeve or tissue

•         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.