DUE TO ALL THE MEDIA COVERAGE OF
THE H1N1 WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND
OUR SCCC COMMUNITY ABOUT WAYS TO
KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY. ALSO
INCLUDED, ARE SOME INFORMATIONAL
WEBSITES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
STAY HEALTHY. AS YOU HEAD INTO
What is swine flu?
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory
disease of pigs caused by type A influenza
viruses that causes regular outbreaks in
pigs. People do not normally get swine flu,
but human infections can and do happen.
Swine flu viruses have been reported to
spread from person-to-person, but in the
past, this transmission was limited and not
sustained beyond three people.
HEALTH TIP 1.
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people
who are sick. When you are sick,
keep your distance from others to
protect them from getting sick too.
HEALTH TIP #2.
Stay home when
you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work,
school, and errands when you are
sick. You will help prevent others
from catching your illness.
HEALTH TIP #3.
Cover your mouth
Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing
or sneezing. It may prevent
those around you from
HEALTH TIP #4
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often
will help protect you from
HEALTH TIP #5.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a
person touches something that is
contaminated with germs and
then touches his or her eyes,
nose, or mouth.
HEALTH TIP #6
Practice other good health
habits. Get plenty of sleep, be
physically active, manage your
stress, drink plenty of fluids,
and eat nutritious food.
CDC: Key Facts About Swine
CDC Health Advisory
CDC and HHS Colleges and Universities
Pandemic Influenza Planning
U.S. Department of Education: Pandemic
National Center for Security & Preparedness "links”
Center for Disease Control; use for general
guidance and regular daily updates:
NYS Department of Health; County EMO Fire
Coordinator John Nuzback has been providing the
best updates via e-mail from NYSDoH: