News Releases > Hotline setup for residents with questions about swine flu
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 28, 2009) - The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has activated a public hotline for callers who have questions or concerns about swine flu.
Starting today, the public can call (260) 449-7506 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak to a representative of the Health Department.
People who may be calling to report symptoms of influenza, however, should instead call their family physician or health care provider for further instructions.
"Just as with seasonal flu, Allen County residents should take appropriate, precautionary measures to prevent acquiring or transmitting this illness," says Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan. "Stay at home if you are sick or have a fever. Cover your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing."
For updates on the Influenza A (H1N1)-North American/Human flu investigation, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security have created a Twitter profile. Follow it at http://twitter.com/ISDH_IDHS.
Additional information about flu prevention can be found at www.fighttheflu.org.