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H1N1 Influenza Updates

H1N1 Influenza (swine flu)  Local Resources

The following links will provide extremely useful information and updates as they become available.  Please visit these links for quick access to such information.

City of Pittsfield - Health Department
http://www.pittsfield.com/ 
Official page of the Health Department of the City of Pittsifield, this site provides important local information, as well as links to State and Federal health departments and agencies.

Mass Gov.'s Health and Human Services H1N1/Swine Flu Page
This recently constructed, and constantly updated page provides very valuable general information on H1N1/Swine Flu, including Massachusetts specific information, as well as instructions on disease prevention, including handwashing, and guidance for health professionals.  Additional information from Mass Gov can be found by clicking here.

Safety Tips To Prevent the Spread Of The Flu

1.  Wash your hands often with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

2.  Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow instead of into your hands.

3.  If you are sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to avoid infecting them.

Further information on this topic can be found on the general flu and pandemic site.  Be aware that the links on this page are extensive, and therefore cover in detail more than the H1N1 variation of the flu.