site for current local SWINE FLU information
5:12-2009 08:13 AM Central
- Although it has been at almost 2 weeks since the last H1N1 Flu update, Kingman County
still has no suspected cases.
- Kingman County Health Dept. continues
to contact healthcare providers and the schools daily to check for suspect cases.
- The state number of cases of H1N1 in Kansas is currently at 23 cases, with no deaths at this time.
- Across the United States, 2009 cases have been confirmed in 45 states.
- Datea has been gathered that suggests that only about 25% of people exposed to this flu virus have actually
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
is no longer testing suspect cases in Johnson and Wyandotte counties because of the wide-spread nature of the disease in that
- Other counties in Kansas are still asked by KDHE to submit
tests for all persons suspected of having H1N1 Flu.
- Symptoms of
H1N1 influenza are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and include
greater than 100 degrees
- Body Aches
- Sore Throat
- Respiratory congestion
- In some cases, diarrhea and vomiting
best defense against H1N1 (and any contagious disease) is to:
- Wash your hands thoroughly
with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to get rid of most germs and avoid touching your eyes, nose
- Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading illness to co-workers and friends.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of used tissues.
healthy by eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting adequate rest and exercise.
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
H1N1 Flu Update 5-01-2009
Swine Flu information 4-29-2009
Updated Information 4-28-2009
Swine Flu information 4-28-2009
Swine Flu Information flyer 4-27-2009
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