The number of cases of the H1N1 Influenza 2009 (formerly referred to as swine flu) in the United States now is in the hundreds. While there are several confirmed cases in California, there are none in Yolo County.
This is a rapidly evolving public health situation not because of the severity of this particular influenza, but because the health community has no history with this particular strain and it is unknown how severe it may become as it spreads. The surveillance of this new strain of flu involves local, state and national agencies.
The City of Woodland will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as we learn additional information. For the most current information on this virus and guidance on how to protect yourself and your family, please refer to the website links to the Yolo County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health, and to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shown below.
All Yolo County residents are urged to follow these simple flu prevention tips:
· STAY HOME IF YOU GET SICK and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
· COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
· WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
· AVOID CONTACT with sick people.
For the latest information on this health issue, click on the following links:
Yolo County http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=1682
State of California http://ww2.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Center for Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/