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Tamiflu works against H1N1

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 10:23 am

The chief nursing officer at Washington County Hospital and Clinics says they do have an effective treatment method for the new influenza strain. Bonnie Kester says an antiviral medication introduced last year, is working against the H1N1 virus. Kester says they have procedures in place to deal with flu infections, including negative pressure containment rooms. Kester reminds area residents to follow the normal influenza precautions of frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and staying home if you don’t feel well. No cases of H1N1 have been discovered in Washington County.