Confirmed H1N1 case in Clinton County

Local health officials continue to advise all individuals to follow the following health tips to stay healthy:

 Wash hands often with soap and warm water.

 Use alcohol-based cleaners when soap and water is unavailable.

 Stay home from work or school if you are sick.

 Use tissues when you cough, sneeze, or spit and dispose of the tissue

in a covered trash bin.

 Wash hands or use alcohol cleanser immediately after handling tissues.

 Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

 Keep hands away from your face. Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.

 Clean surfaces in shared space such as phone receivers, keyboards and office equipment.

 Do not share personal items such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes and towels.

 If you are sick do not visit infants, the elderly, or those with serious medical conditions.

 Try to keep six feet of space between you and other individuals who are coughing or sneezing.

It is not possible to contract H1N1 (swine flu) from eating pork or pork products.

For more information about H1N1 and additional precautionary measures and daily updates go to: Clinton County Health Department Web site, www.clintonhealth.org; New York State Web site, www.nyhealth.gov; or Center for Disease Control Web site, www.cdc.gov/swineflu.

Recorded messages about swine are available by calling the Clinton County Health Information Line at 565-4490 and by choosing option 2. The toll-free 24/7 NYS public call center is 1-800-808-1987 and connects to a live person.

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