For the most up-to-date information on H1N1, including symptoms, tips for prevention and recovery, visit these helpful sites:
Broward County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (flu.gov)
Florida Department of Health
World Health Organization
Or call the Florida Department of Health Swine Flu Information Hotline available in English and Spanish at 1-877-352-3581.
Florida Flu Shot Locator
"Signs and Symptoms"
Dr. Joe Bresee, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Influenza Division, describes H1N1 flu — its signs and symptoms, how it's transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become ill. (3:45 minutes)
"Put Your Hands Together "
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) discusses proper handwashing techniques. (3:38 minutes)
CDC Travel Alerts
CDC Travelers' Health offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.
Global Disease Alert Map
HealthMap provides a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. The site is sponsored by google.org, World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numerous other health organizations.
View Global Disease Alert Map
The Facilities Maintenance Division is taking steps to maintain a germ-free environment:
All County restrooms are adequately stocked with anti-microbial soap.
Restroom faucets and fixtures are frequently wiped down during the day. Restrooms, elevator buttons and other hard surfaces are sanitized nightly.
Hand sanitizers are strategically located throughout County facilities.
Posters from the Centers for Disease Control on the importance of hand washing are located in high-traffic areas.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is cleaning public restrooms approximately every 15 minutes with a cleaning agent designed to kill viruses. Antibacterial soap and antimicrobial hand sanitizing dispensers are available in every restroom. Faucets and paper towel dispensers are touch free.
Airline passengers who have questions about H1N1 flu are encouraged to monitor their local news and the Web sites of local, national and international health organizations, or contact their air carrier.
Port Everglades sanitizes cruise terminals between each cruise voyage to protect against contagious illnesses, using anti-viral cleansers and disinfectants.
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