H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)Human cases of swine influenza have been identified in the United States and internationally, including San Diego County. The Centers for Disease Control and local and state health agencies are working together to investigate this situation.

The City of Escondido is monitoring the situation and anticipating taking appropriate actions to continue City functions if needed.

For the most current and most reliable information, please visit the County of San Diego Web site and the Centers for Disease Control Web site.

If you prefer to ask a live specialist about H1N1 Virus (also known as Swine Flu) by phone, please call 2-1-1.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most important steps to help limit the spread of the H1N1 Virus at this time are:

  • Avoid close contact – Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick – If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze – Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Clean your hands – Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth – Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits – Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.