H1N1 (Swine) Flu

DHS's Office of Security & Emergency Preparedness (OSEP) is part of a statewide Swine Flu Response Team. Please click on the following links for more information from the IDPH and CDC:

Additional information regarding H1N1: Ready.Illinois.gov (www.Ready.Illinois.gov)

Flu Hotline

(for non-medical questions)

866-848-2094 (English)
866-241-2138 (Español)

6am - 10pm daily

Other Resources:

American Red Cross has important tips to keep your family healthy, watch their video and find out how to put together an emergency preparedness kit for your home and other preparedness resources.

Prepping an emergency preparedness kit for your home is important all year long, but it's particularly important in outbreak situations like the swine flu. Luckily, there's a lot you can do right now to prepare in case the worst happens in your area.   If the illness becomes widespread, you should limit your exposure to it by staying close to home. That means stocking up on food, water, and other necessary supplies. 

We'll continue to provide updated information as the swine flu situation develops. I hope you'll take the preparedness recommendations to heart, to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.