Information regarding swine flu

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During the past few days, there have been reports of swine flu in certain countries as well as isolated cases in the United States.

As of Monday afternoon, according to the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services, there have been no cases of swine flu reported in Nevada.

Federal and state health officials as well as physicians at the University of Nevada School of Medicine continue to stress that the public has no reason to be alarmed about reports of swine flu.

"We continue to monitor our patients seen through University Health System, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine and follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations for preventing the spread of this flu," said Michael Jakoby, M.D., chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Internal Medicine in Las Vegas.

Those CDC recommendations include:

  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth as germs spread this way.

For additional information on swine flu, please visit the following Web sites:

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