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The Swine Flu (the not-so-kosher flu)

Written by Ronny Drapkin
Friday, 01 May 2009 06:16
As the H1N1 Swine Flu makes its way across the country, we all need to take standard, common sense precautions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are 141 reported cases of the swine flu (for the latest updates and information go to:

Last night, a Harvard dental student was identified with probable swine flu, prompting closure today of Harvard Dental, Medical, and Public Health Schools as a precautionary measure.

What you should know:

1) Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

What you need to do:

First and most important: wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Try not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

The shul will have hand sanitizing lotion available on the front hall table and in the downstairs social hall.


Fleischmann Binyamin President Adams Street Shul
Benyomin Fleischmann
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Michael Froimowitz
Michael Froimowitz
President 2010-2011
Steve Cantor
Steve Cantor
President 2009-2010
Dr. Ronny Drapkin, Shul President, 2006-2009
Ronny Drapkin
President 2006-2009
Beryl Dovid Gilfix, Shul President
Beryl Gilfix
President 2004-2006
Aryeh Cheses, Shul President
Aryeh Cheses
President 2000-2004
Dr. Len Berman, Shul President
Len Berman
President 1995-2000
Bertram Grand, Shul President
Bert Grand
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