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Fresno County Reports No Swine Flu Cases

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The Fresno County Department of Public Health reports updated information on swine flu, which is as follows: # 115 test samples have been received to date; # 69 have been tested to date; # 0 samples have tested positive for swine influenza. Media partners are asked to promote the following messages for the benefit of our community.

To reduce the risk of illness and transmission of influenza virus, both seasonal and swine flu, residents should:

• Cover coughs or sneezes – angle into elbow or use tissue (dispose of tissue in trash)

• Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after coughs or sneezes

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth

• Try to avoid close contact with sick people

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• If symptoms of the flu arise, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to reduce the spread of infection

• Residents should contact their health care provider if symptoms of influenza occur and seek medical care if symptoms worsen

Residents should call 9-1-1 if any of the following emergency warning signs are present:

In children:

• Fast breathing or trouble breathing
• Bluish skin color
• Not drinking enough fluids
• Not waking up or not interacting
• Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
• Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
• Fever with a rash

In adults:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Confusion
• Severe or persistent vomiting