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Eric Krawczyk
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Local Health Officials on Alert for Swine Flu

Human cases of swine influenza A (HIN1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. Human cases of swine influenza A (HIN1) virus infection also have been indentified internationally. The current U.S. case count is provided below.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An investigation and response effort surrounding the outbreak of swine flu is ongoing. The Oneida Comprehensive Health Division is working closely with the Wisconsin Division of Health Services and local partners to monitor an outbreak of swine influenza infection in California, Texas and Mexico. There are no reported cases affecting Wisconsin residents at this time.

People who have recently visited Mexico, California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas and are experiencing influenza-like symptoms, or have been in contact with sick persons from these areas, should contact their health care provider. Symptoms of influenza include:
             body aches
             sore throat
             respiratory congestion
             and in some cases diarrhea and vomiting
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services routinely conducts influenza surveillance statewide and as a precautionary measure has requested that local agencies, clinics and hospitals increase the level of monitoring for influenza.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please take these precautionary measures:

            Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
            Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
            Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
            If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
            Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to reduce the spread of germs.


For more information about CDC and Swine Flu: or and click on the Swine Flu Update Quick Link on the right column on the website. Also you may contact the Oneida Health Center for more information, 869-2711.
Click on the link below for more information on how to protect yourself against the spread of germs.
Cover your Cough

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The mission of the Community Health Services Department is to encourage and promote individual and community health and well being through programs and activities that prevent disease and injury, foster healthy lifestyles and reduce environmental risks and hazards for persons who live and work on the Oneida Reservation.

Attention Parents!
New Immunization School Laws for 2008-2009
Written by Jenny Jorgensen, RN, BSN
Community Health Nursing

Your kids are probably pretty excited that another school year is almost finished. You are busy planning parties, vacations, coordinating sports schedules and summer job schedules. It’s not too early to prepare your child for next school year right now. Did you know that effective September 1, 2008, the Wisconsin Student Immunization Law will be changed to include two new requirements:
1. Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine is now required for next school year. Two doses of varicella vaccine have been shown to be more effective than one dose in preventing “breakthrough disease” cases of chickenpox in children of all ages. The only exception to not be vaccinated will be if your child has already had the disease.
2. One dose of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) is required for adolescents and is anticipated to help prevent pertussis from occurring including pertussis outbreaks. Pertussis can place a significant burden on children and parents as a person with pertussis must be isolated for a minimum of 5 days of antibiotic treatment (no work, school or activities for the full 5 days). The only exception to this vaccine is if the child has had Td vaccine within the last 5 years.
These new requirements are a must for next school year, don’t wait until end of summer to schedule your appointment. These vaccines are available from your child’s doctor office or call to schedule an appointment in the Community Health Department at the Oneida Health Center by calling 920-869-4840. The Community Health Department has changed its hours from walk in clinics to appointment only effective March 1, 2008. We are scheduling appointments on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons and the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings of each month. Don’t delay as many offices are getting several calls and booking out a few weeks.