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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Swine Flu Is Here--Potter County DES/CCMH List Precautions To Stop Spread

First Swine Flu Case Confirmed
The first confirmed case of Influenza A (H1N1) in Potter County has been reported by the Department of Health.


The patient was tested at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and has recovered at home. CCMH will continue its efforts to protect patients and staff.

Anyone visiting the hospital should inform a staff member immediately if they exhibit flu-like symptoms.

While CCMH has been preparing for the potential of a flu pandemic for quite some time, the hospital is following recommendations from local emergency management officials, the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.


“We encourage people to remain calm and take time to learn about this virus, especially what you should do if you have symptoms,” said John Hetrick, Director, Potter County Department of Emergency Services.

Symptoms of swine flu are similar to the seasonal flu and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing.

While there is currently no vaccine available, the swine flu can be treated with certain antiviral drugs.

Call your medical provider if you think you have the flu.


Steps people can take to avoid spreading the flu include:

* stay home if you are sick
* cough/sneeze into the arm/elbow or a tissue and rewash hands
* wash hands frequently with warm soap/water or use an antibacterial gel
* wash hands before touching eyes, nose, mouth
* drink plenty of fluids
* eat a balanced diet
* get plenty of rest and exercise

CCMH has established a Swine Flu informational hotline. The prerecorded message can be heard by calling 814/260-5279 or toll free at 877/364-7904. As the status of this situation changes, the message will be updated as needed.

For more information, visit www.charlescolehospital.com, www.cdc.gov or www.health.state.pa.us.

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