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Published October 13, 2009, 09:01 PM

Dealing With H1N1

The flu came up at Tuesday night’s East Grand Forks City Council meeting.

By: Casey Wonnenberg, WDAZ

The flu came up at Tuesday night’s East Grand Forks City Council meeting. East Grand Forks Emergency Manager Randy Gust says they responded to several calls of people having flu-like symptoms Tuesday. He told the city council that the city needs to have a plan in place with how to deal with the flu. Gust says it would be difficult if several people in one department are out sick.

From what he's seeing, Gust says the virus seems to spreading pretty fast. He also heard that emergency rooms were pretty full Tuesday with people with flu-like symptoms.

Gust says, “One thing we're concerned about is how fast it does spread. We don't have any accurate numbers now because I don't know if everybody's been tested, but according to the other media outlets and doctors and the public health, they said that if you do have flu at this time of year, more than likely it's the H1N1 variety.”

Gust says that you should be having extra good hygiene to prevent yourself from getting the H1N1 virus. He also says if you're sick, you should stay home.

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