H1N1 (previously called "swine flu") is a fairly new influenza virus causing illness in people. This virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person to person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. A Phase 6 designation indicates that a global pandemic is under way.
Below you will find links Napa County's current information on H1N1 flu.
Find out general facts about the H1N1 or "Swine Flu:" Why should I be concerned about H1N1 flu? What are the signs and symptoms? How do I avoid catching it?
H1N1Information for local healthcare providers. Get health alerts, guidance and tools.
The H1N1 vaccine ia available FREE from Napa County Public Health! Click here to find out more.
Besides getting the vaccine, learn about healthy habits that will help prevent the spread of H1N1 and seasonal flu.
Helpful information about caring for yourself and your loved ones at home in times of illness, whether it's H1N1 or seasonal flu.
Know the warning signs of when you or someone in your care should seek immediate medical attention. CALL 9-1-1 if you have a medical emergency!
Media coverage of Napa County's response to H1N1 in the news, including media releases, PSAs and videos of presentations about H1N1.
Spread the word, not the flu! Download and print H1N1 fact sheets, posters and coloring pages.
Internet links to find out more about H1N1 flu.