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H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Update May 19

first_imgNo new cases of H1N1 (human swine influenza) have been confirmed in the province since May 14. Nova Scotians should be advised that the Public Health Agency of Canada is no longer recommending Canadians to postpone non-essential travel to Mexico. People are reminded that the best way to stay healthy is to take preventative action. That means washing hands thoroughly and often, coughing or sneezing into sleeves, and frequently cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces and items such as doorknobs and counters. If people have influenza-like symptoms they should stay home and minimize contact with family members as much as possible. If symptoms worsen, they should visit their physician or a walk-in clinic. It is important for Nova Scotians to understand that it is safe to go to work and school, participate in school activities and to socialize, if they do not have influenza-like symptoms. The total number of cases reported in Nova Scotia since the outbreak began on April 26 is 66. All cases are mild and those affected are recovered or recovering. For more information on H1N1 (human swine influenza), visit www.gov.ns.ca . -30-last_img

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