UPDATE: 26 confirmed H1N1 flu cases now reported in WisconsinWisconsin is now reporting 26 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu strain, with 176 probable cases of the illness.
Wisconsin is now reporting 26 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu strain, with 176 probable cases of the illness.
The Wisconsin Division of Public Health released its daly report at 4 p.m. Wednesday
Symptoms of H1N1 influenza include fever, headache, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches and/or tiredness, and in some cases, nausea or diarrhea.
Officials urges everyone to follow good hygiene practices:
• Stay home for 7 days after the start of illness and until fever or other symptoms are gone
• Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often, especially after using tissues
• Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or sleeve
• Don’t share drinking cups and straws
• Avoid close contact with others who are sick
• Get plenty of rest and drink clear fluids to keep from being dehydrated
• Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (i.e., door knobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, faucets)