September 17, 2009

Fight the Flu Campaign Officially Launched in Scotland County

In partnership with local public health agencies across Missouri, the Scotland County Health Department recently announced the public launch of a new campaign called ďFight the FluĒ.†

ďThis grassroots campaign developed by local public health agencies across Missouri encourages residents to work together to help protect our families and our communities against all types of flu, including H1N1Ē says Scotland County Health Department Administrator Margaret Curry.

As flu season approaches and H1N1 influenza continues to spread across the state, community members are urged to follow tips to protect their families, themselves and their community.

Curry urged local residents to protect their family with the following steps:

n get your family vaccinated against seasonal flu,

n establish healthy practices of hand washing and not sharing personal items,

n stockpile enough food, water and medication to last at least seven days in case you need to voluntarily isolate or quarantine yourself and your family,

n make arrangements for child care if schools close, and

n talk to your employer about flexible work options.

She noted individuals can protect themselves by:

n getting a seasonal flu shot,

n washing your hands,

n keeping a distance of at least 6 feet from people who are sick, and

n choosing a healthy lifestyle to build your immune system, including getting adequate sleep, reducing stress, stopping smoking and using tobacco products, staying physically active, choosing nutritious foods, and drinking plenty of water.

The steps for protecting our communities are:

n stay home if you are sick,

n keep kids home when they are sick (for at least 24 hours after their fever goes away without the use of medication),

n cover your sneeze and cough with a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm,

n wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and

n donít share personal items like drinks, silverware or toothbrushes.

Printable materials, fact sheets, links to local public health agencies and other information can be found on the campaign website at www.fightthefluMO.com. In addition, residents can receive updates by following the campaign's Twitter account at www.twitter.com/fightthefluMO or Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/FighttheFluMo-Campaign/125270083116. Instructional videos on how to properly wash your hands, how to cover your cough and other pieces will be posted on the campaign's YouTube account at www.youtube.com/fightthefluMO, and questions can be submitted and surveys filled out on the campaign's blog at http://fightthefluMO.blogspot.com.†

ďWe need each member of our community to join in this effort to fight the flu,Ē adds Curry.† ďWe know seasonal flu is coming.† We expect to see H1N1 continue to circulate as well, and we must work together to slow the spread of flu in our community.Ē

For more information, contact the Scotland County Health Department by calling 660-465-7275.

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