June 15, 2024
Annapolis, US 79 F

Swine Flu Warning From Anne Arundel County

County Executive Urges Awareness

cdc_logoCounty Executive John R. Leopold today urged residents to obtain information about the Swine Flu as a precaution and said that “the Swine influenza is currently a matter of concern, not alarm.”

“Information about this serious outbreak is the best tool for people far removed from epicenter of the infected region,” County Executive Leopold.  “We will remain in constant communication with public health
officials and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.  Our website contains all of the information our residents need to be informed.”

There have been no reports of Swine Flu in Anne Arundel County.  For information and links to the Centers for Disease Control, visit www.aacounty.org.

“I have full confidence in our Department of Health’s ability to protect the health of County residents,” County Executive Leopold said.  “I have instructed the Department to review and disseminate all
appropriate measures to limit potential exposure to this disease, as well as provide guidance to hospitals and physicians in response to their requests for information.  I have also asked that there be
enhanced surveillance and a heightened alert when health providers and hospitals report respiratory symptoms.”

The CDC provides the following tips to avoid exposure:

●       Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
●       Wash your hands often with soap and water.
●       Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
●       Avoid close contact with those who are ill.
●       Stay home from work or school and limit contact with others when you are sick.

For more general information or for inofrmation about travel to Mexico, please read a column in The Examiner by our Editor.

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