Stop the spread of the flu by practicing good habits

By on September 6, 2009

COUNTY—With students back to school, the Kane County Health Department wants to remind the community that not only is the H1N1 flu virus still active, but we also have to be concerned about the seasonal flu.

Schools bring large groups of young people together in an enclosed area, which can help spread the virus. The Health Department is asking for everyone’s help in preventing the spread of H1N1 and the season flu.

“This fall we are looking at the possibility of battling two types of flu, the seasonal kind and the H1N1 virus. We can cut down on the spread of both by covering our coughs, washing our hands and staying home when we’re sick,” Paul Kuehnert, Health Department Executive Director, said.

The Illinois Department of Health has two hotlines available to answer questions about the H1N1 virus: 1-866)-848-2094 for English, and 1-866-241-2138 for Spanish. More flu information is available that Health Department’s web site at, or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at You can also follow the Kane County Health Department on Twitter at KaneCoHealth.