This page features H1N1 (swine) flu information and updates to help you and your family stay informed about this outbreak.
The virus, which is caused by the H1N1 strain, causes a respiratory illness with symptoms similar to seasonal flu that we typically see in the winter:
UMMC is working hard to be prepared with precautions in place for the health of our patients, employees and visitors. UMMC has a Swine Flu plan regarding early identification, triage, infection control, diagnosis and therapy. It was an outgrowth of our pandemic flu plan, which was developed several years ago, and tested in a preparedness exercise last summer. Our plan is consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).
Highlights of UMMC Swine Flu Plan:
Working with our infectious disease and control specialists, we will be monitoring the situation closely.
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