How to Prevent the Spread of Infection
We are moving into the fall and winter season when flu and other contagious illnesses tend to become more prevalent. Recent media reports have also highlighted concerns about contagious viruses such as H1N1 and other types of influenza, mononucleosis, staph infections and meningitis.
We encourage you to take the following precautions to reduce your risk of illness at home, school or work and help you have a healthful and safe fall and winter.
Recent media coverage has focused on the H1N1 virus. Symptoms of H1N1 include the following:
Emergency Warning Signs: If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek immediate emergency medical care. In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
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WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE SICK
If you have insurance or can pay cash:
If you do not have insurance:
For more information about the prevention of disease, access the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at www.cdc.gov.