Texas Department of State Health Services
Important information regarding H1N1 Influenza in Texas
Cases of H1N1 Influenza continue to be reported across Texas, the United States and the world. It is expected there will be a resurgence of H1N1 flu as we move into the fall. Most of the H1N1 cases in Texas and the U.S. continue to be mild and most individuals are recovering quickly and completely without any medical treatment.
The incidence of seasonal flu will be increasing as we approach the typical fall flu season in North America. We strongly recommend individuals receive the seasonal flu vaccine when it becomes available. The H1N1 vaccine is expected to be available in mid to late October.
Symptoms of H1N1 Influenza are similar to those of the seasonal flu. They include:
People who have H1N1 Influenza may also have body aches or fatigue. H1N1 influenza, like seasonal flu, is responsive to prescription anti-viral medication. Most individuals will not require medical treatment. However, if you are among the population at high risk for flu complications you should seek medical advice if you experience flu-like illness. High risk populations are:
To prevent the spread of flu
Cover your cough
Wash your hands frequently
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