Disclaimer:  Related information and guidance concerning H1N1 flu has changeed over time.  Therefore, the information provided on Vanderburgh County web pages, and response to H1N1 by the VCHD is subject to change and modification. 
Site last updated September 30, 2010 11:45 AM CT

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in regards to cases of novel H1N1 (swine flu) as an important step towards taking measures of prevention and mitigation.  See declaration here.  On June 11, 2009 the World Health Organization raised the level of influenza pandemic alert to phase 6.  On June 23, 2010 the US public health emergency expired, and on August 10, 2010 the World Health Organization determined we have moved into the post-pandemic period.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department (VCHD) is continuing to work with its public health partners in order to monitor and prevent the spread of disease, to be ready to respond to public health emergencies, and to present timely information to the public.

CLICK HERE to view archived H1N1 health advisories
and media releases issued by the VCHD.

The 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine was designed to protect against several strains of influenza including the 2009 H1N1 virus.  Vaccination against the seasonal flu is recommended for everyone 6 months and older by the
Centers for Disease Contro and Prevention. 

Click here for information about seasonal flu vaccine availability through the Vanderburgh County Health Department.
    

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What is the best way to prevent the transmission of the flu?
                 PRACTICE GOOD HEALTH HABITS

  1. Wash your hands oftenClick here to view a video.
  2. Perform proper cough etiquette
  3. Contain your germs and stay home if you are sick.

What are the symptoms of the H1N1 influenza (swine flu)?

The symptoms are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with H1N1 flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

What should you do if you become symptomatic?

  1. Continue practicing good hygiene
  2. Practice social distancing
  3. Do not go to work or school if you are sick
  4. Call your primary health care provider
  5. For serious symptoms seek immediate attention at an emergency room

Flu Response Guidance

More Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Influenza A (H1N1)/North America/Human (swine flu)

The best way we can all stay healthy and help prevent the spread of the flu is to be educated and informed.  If you have a question you may e-mail a Health Department representative.

Important Information and Links from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Important Information and Links from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

Influenza education:

Vanderburgh County Health Department staff are available to
visit schools, businesses, churches, civic groups, etc., to present
information on H1N1 and flu prevention.

To schedule a presentation, contact Mary Jo Borowiecki,
Supervisor of Health Education at:  435-5807 or
mborowiecki@vanderburghgov.org
  

Go to this page for signage, posters, pamphlets, flyers etc.

How should we prepare for a pandemic?

The VCHD has prepared a plan to implement in the event of a pandemic.  Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Pandemic flu planning information is available at PandemicFlu.gov

What should I do if I have more questions?

Please review the information provided.  If you have additional questions you may call the Vanderburgh County Health Department at 435-2400.

    
E-mail us at H1N1@vanderburghgov.org


 

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