H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Update May 21

first_imgCases of H1N1 (human swine influenza) continue to be reported in Nova Scotia. One additional case was confirmed today, May 21. The case was identified within the Capital District Health Authority, and is still under investigation. People are reminded that the best way to stay healthy is to take preventative action. That means washing hands thoroughly and often, coughing or sneezing into sleeves, and frequently cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces and items such as doorknobs and counters. If people have influenza-like symptoms they should stay home and minimize contact with family members as much as possible. If symptoms worsen, they should visit their physician or a walk-in clinic. It is important for Nova Scotians to understand that it is safe to go to work and school, participate in school activities and to socialize, if they do not have influenza-like symptoms. The total number of cases reported in Nova Scotia since the outbreak began on April 26 is now 69. All cases are mild and those affected are recovered or recovering. For more information on H1N1 (human swine influenza), visit www.gov.ns.ca . -30-last_img

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