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Health Information

Health-related information for the SCCC community is included on this page. Students: click here for information on Immunizations.

H1N1 Flu (Swine flu)

Listed below is information on how to stay healthy. Please also note the links to informational Web sites for further information.

The flu is spread from person-to-person when someone who has the flu sneezes, coughs or even talks. The flu virus is put into the air and may be inhaled by anyone close by. Occasionally a person may become infected by touching something with the virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose. To avoid contracting illness, all members of the SCCC community are advised to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid people who are ill.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Use tissue when you cough, sneeze or spit, and dispose of the tissue in a covered trash bin.
  • Keep your hands away from your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean shared space more often such as phone receivers, keyboards, steering wheels and office equipment.
  • Refrain from sharing personal items such as forks, spoons, toothbrushes and towels.

For additional information about the evolving situation with the H1N1 flu, visit these Web sites:

New York State Health Department: http://www.health.state.ny.us/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov

World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/