Release Date: 04-30-2009 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, May 1, 2009)…As of May 1st, Wayne Memorial Hospital had no confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus (swine flu) affecting people worldwide. The Hospital’s Pandemic Committee is assuring the proper treatment measures, supplies and precautions are in place should a case of this “emerging” virus be confirmed in our immediate area. If you experience fever, aches, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and possibly respiratory symptoms— the hospital’s Infection Control Department recommends you first contact your primary care physician. For preventive measures and other information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/swineflu or the Pennsylvania Department of Health at www.health.state.pa.us. You can also phone 1-877-PAHEALTH (724-3258)
Pictured: Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Pandemic Committee met Friday, May 1st, to discuss strategy to handle an H1N1 (swine flu) crisis should it hit home. The meeting was led by Dr. Rosita Liu, Infectious Disease Specialist; Kay Daley, RN, Infection Control Coordinator; and David Hoff, WMH CEO. Betsy Hattersley from the Pennsylvania Department of Health was also present.
Here is some relevant information from the CDC:
Is this swine flu virus contagious?
CDC has determined that this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known how easily the virus spreads between people.