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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health


AFL 09-20
May 13, 2009


TO:
Long-Term Care Facilities

SUBJECT:
H1N1 Influenza Virus – Updated Health Alert


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the people in California. Due to the recent outbreak of swine influenza, CDPH is distributing information about infection control to help prevent the further spread of swine influenza.

CDPH is attaching additional information for long-term care facilities about the swine influenza virus, providing information about symptoms, basic safety precautions, including screening, limitation of visitors, contact information for questions about infection control, and the transfer of patients from hospitals.

CDPH also strongly recommends that facilities monitor these two websites on a regular basis as they will be updated continually as new information becomes available.


If you have any questions about the prevention and control of swine influenza, please contact your local health department.


Sincerely,

Original Signed by Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.

Kathleen Billingsley, R.N.
Deputy Director
Center for Health Care Quality


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