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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Emergency Department held a news conference on November 6, 2009 to help people with flu-like illness decide when to seek medical care.
Portland-area hospital emergency rooms continue to see heavy volumes of people who think they might have H1N1, but do not.
The Northwest Regional Flu Joint Information Center (NW Regional Flu JIC) has created decision charts to help people determine if they should go to the emergency department. The NW Regional Flu JIC coordinates public information for Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, and Washington counties in regards to preventing the spread of flu.
The decision charts are also available in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Click here to access additional charts.
REMEMBER: Everyone can help prevent the spread of flu virus by washing hands frequently, coughing into your sleeve, and staying home when you are sick.
November 9, 2009