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l$~lmll Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 5B | Plumas County Public and neighboring CaliforniaHIN1 rates are highest ininclude both seasonal flu and made available first tothefol- the CDC have developed guid- Health Agency received a sec- counties, including 39 reported children and young adults, the H1N1 vaccine, lowing five groups: pregnant ance for preventing and ond positive test result for cases in just one week The group most affected by Public Health Director women; healthcare workers managing the novel H1N1 in- the H1N1 (Swine Flu) novel from August 5-12 in WashoeH1N1 infection in the U.S. is Mimi Hall said, "We expect to and emergency medical re- fluenza in the workplace, influenza virus Aug. 18. This County, Nev. young people ages 5-24 years begin receiving seasonal flu sponders; people caring for when traveling, for schools is the second laboratory:con- H1N1 reporting to the state old, followed by very young vaccine by the beginning of infants under 6 months of and child care providers, and firmed case of H1N1 in is now based on laboratorychildren birth to 4 years old. September, and the H1N1 flu age; children and young when pregnant. Plumas County, following testing of hospitalized cases Pregnant women and peoplevaccine as early as mid-Octo- adults from 6 months to More information is avail- one July 1. or deaths. This recent posi- who are overweight are at in- ber. As soon as we receive24 years; and people aged able at the California Depart- Plumas County's Health Of- tive test result will not be in- creased risk of serious illness both seasonal and H1N1 flu25 to 64 years with under-ment of Public Health web- ricer Dr. Valeska Armisen cluded in California's H1N1 from H1N1 as well as anyone vaccine and the guidance on lying medical conditions (e.g. site, cdph.ca.gov, the Centers said flu cases this time of the reporting system, as the pa- with an underlying healthhowwe can provide them, weasthma, diabetes), for Disease Control and year are rare, so most people tient was not hospitalized, condition such as asthma, di- will inform the public andLocal health officials con- Prevention, cdc.gov/hlnlflu, who have the flu now would Because officials already abetes or heart disease, our partners how, when andtinue to stay informed on or countyofplumas.com. more than likely have H1N1 know H1N1 is in the area, on- The Plumas County Public where they can be obtained." H1N1 at the regional and CDPH also has a telephone ' flu. Dr. Armisen urged all ly a small number of people Health Agency is working The Advisory Committee state level to be aware ofhotline: (888) 865-0564. Citi- Plumas County residents to with severe illness or who re- with the California Depart- on Immunization Practices,any emerging trends, prepare zens may also call Plumas take care and help to prevent quire hospitalization will be ment of Public Health andan advisory committee to for new developments and County Public Health Agency spread of flu. tested, the CDC to plan for flu shot CenterS for Disease Control, adjust the local response as at 283-6330 or (888) 801-6330 A number of H1N1 cases Unlike seasonal flu, whichclinics wit.h local partners recommended July 29, that necessary, and ask to speak with the have been reported in regional tends to affect older adults, this fall. These clinics will novel H1N1 flu vaccine be In addition, officials from nurse of the day. Susanville police concern over circul The Susanville Police De- to confirm it is a valid note. up to alight to view the water- portrait, and in the $5, $20 "USA TEN" written on the feel and texture of the paper partment has received sever- Security features on U.S. mark in an unprinted space to and $100 bills it is just to the thread; the $20 bill has "USA with other bills known to be al reports of counterfeit $100 currency include water- the right of the portrait. The left oftheportrait. TWENTY" written on the se-authentic. bills over the past week. marks visible when held towatermark can be seen from Ultraviolet glow: ff the bill curity thread; the $50, "USA The police department said The SPD said in a press the light, security threads both sides of the bill because is held up to an ultraviolet 50"; and the $100 bill has the thepublic should contactlocal release the bills have been embedded within the bill and it is not printed on the bill, light, the $5 bill glows blue; words "USA 100." Micro- financial institutions for addi- generally used to make small other security features: but embedded in the paper, the $10 bill glows orange; the printing can also be foundtional information regarding purchases, with the balance Color-shifting ink: Hold aSecurity thread: Hold the$20 bill glows green; the $50 around the portrait, as well these features. People can also received in cash. Police new series bill (except the $5 bill up to a light to view the bill, yellow; and the $100 bill, as on the security threads, visit the U.S. Treasury Depart- are urging merchants and note) and tilt it back andsecurity thread to see a thin red--ifthey are authentic.Fine line printing patterns: mentwebsiteatustreas.gov. citizens to be aware of the forth; observe the numeral in imbedded strip funning from Microprinting: There is Very fine lines have been The SPD is still investigat- possibility of receiving coun- the lower right-hand corner top to bottom on the face of a minute microprinting on the added behind the portrait and ing these incidents. Anyone terfeit currency and to check as its color shifts from green banknote. In the $10 and $50 security threads: the $5 bill on the reverse side scene to with information is urged to that more than one safety to black and back. bills, the security strip is has "USA FIVE" written on make it harder to reproduce, call the department at feature appears on each bill Watermark: Hold the bill located to the right of the the thread, the $10 bill has Comparison: Compare the 257-5603. Sharing can be a good thing: Unless you are sharing your drugs HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH AURA WHITTAKER It's become a big problem, especially among this coun- try's teenagers. More and : more people are trying and sharing prescriptions not meant for them. Sharing prescription drugs starts out innocently enough most times. Someone has a friend who is in pain or stressed out and another friend offers up what they take to relieve them of the same problem. There are several reasons you should never share your prescription drugs with someone, even ff you think it will help the person. Giving someone a portion of a pre- scription that was written for you can have serious unfore- seen consequences, legally and fatally. Every individual responds to a drug in a different way. Your body's response is de- termined by factors such as your genetics, age, body size, FREE ESTIMATES Free Advice NEW HOMES GARAGES CARPORTS REMODELS COMMERCIAL BLDGS, CONSTRUCTION INCE 1984 General Building Comractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (!30) 283-2035. medical conditions you may shock. If a person experienc- Since no two individuals treatment. Do not try to save migraines, pain and so on, have and whether you've also ing anaphylaxis isn't given have exactly the same body time and money by keeping the medicine cabinets are taken other drugs, dietary immediate medical attention, type, weight and genetic unused portions of prescrip-full. For the curious teenager supplements or herbs, she could die. composition, a prescription tions to take should you the pills are there for the tak- The first problem with Because there are so many.suited for one individual can become sick again, ing. If you have a child or sharing a prescription meant factors that affect a person's never be exactly right for You're playing doctor and teenager, this is the prime for you is that the person you response to a drug, when doc- another, making your own diagnosis, time to talk to him or her give it to may be allergic to tots prescribe medication Another reason you shouldSince you don't have the about the dangers of pre- the drug. An allergic reaction they are careful to adjust the never share prescription medical training to do this,scription medication sharing. produces symptoms that can dose to fit the individualdrugs is that bynot taking you may not only be wrong inEducating your child about be mild in form, such as patient. Prescription drugs the complete prescription as your diagnosis, but you may the consequences of such hives, or severe, such as are typically measured in directed -- the required also do some serious harm toaction may be enough to anaphylaxis, milligrams, course of treatment-- youyour health, change his mind. Anaphylaxis is a deadly There are 453,592.37 mil- won't recover completely. If Also, drugs do not have If someone you know needs form of allergic reaction. Its ligrams to a pound. Doctors you don't fully recover, you long shelf lives and their a prescription to treat a med- symptoms include a feeling of use this micro measurementremain highly susceptiblechemical composition ical condition, she needs to i warmth, becoming flush, because the tiniest amounts to a relapse or worseningchanges over time. Taking ansee her doctor. Only a trained~ itching, swelling in the of these substances~re very Symptoms. ~ old or expired prescription medical professional knows throat, asthma or wheezing, powerful. 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