Fayetteville VA Coastal Health Care System
Swine Flu updates from VISN 6
April 28, 2009
We wanted you to know that numerous steps that have been taken by our Network and VA facilities across the country regarding the Swine flu outbreak.
As of this date, the VA and our Network are monitoring the situation very closely and are prepared to respond as needed. VA is already working closely with the CDC, HHS, Homeland Security and the White House.
At this time, VA does not have any required actions, but our Network and VA are ready should our assistance be needed with standing up non-acute medical centers across the country. Each VAMC is prepared to treat potential infections.
The Center for Disease Control will be providing frequent updates at: www.cdc.gov/swineflu
Should this outbreak elevate, VA is prepared. VA’s Pandemic Flu Plan is the model for all other Federal Agencies within the government. For more information go to www.pandemicflu.va.gov
We encourage all Veterans, visitors and staff members to follow these public health steps:
- Cover your coughs with tissues (then throw them away).
- Keep your hands clean: Wash them with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand gel frequently.
- Stay several feet away from someone with a respiratory illness.
- Stay home when you are sick.
As new information becomes available we will continue to provide updates to this site.
DANIEL F. HOFFMANN, FACHE
Network Director, VISN 6