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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Alert

NYSDOH Briefing for State Agencies on Swine Flu Situation

Since April 22, 2009, the New York State Department of Health has been actively engaged in monitoring the swine flu situation after the initial cases were identified in Mexico. State agencies, Local Health Departments and healthcare providers have been updated, and clinical guidance has been developed and is being actively updated.

The following resources are available and are being updated daily.


For the global picture on the evolving swine flu situation:

For the national picture on the evolving swine flu situation:

For the state picture on the evolving swine flu situation:

For questions from the general public:
NYC residents please call 311

Employee Resources

Questions and Answers:

General Recommendations

  • To protect yourself and your family from the flu:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid people who are ill, and stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Use tissue when you cough, sneeze or spit, and dispose of the tissue in a covered trash bin.
  • Keep hands away from your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean shared space more often such as phone receivers, keyboards, steering wheels and office equipment.

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