Iowa Health Officials Engage in Damage Control Over Forced Quarantine Document


Brian Scott
KIMT 3
September 1, 2009

[efoods]DES MOINES, IA – Health leaders in Iowa are reassuring people that there are no H1N1 related quarantines being ordered.
    
Rumors started swirling after a quarantine form was found by someone on the internet.
    
Polly Carver-Kimm from the state health department says that it’s simply a template that was made months ago.
    
She says folks shouldn’t expect to see it used anytime soon.

"I can tell you that there are no plans to issue any quarantine or isolation orders this fall for H1N1,” said Carver-Kimm. “We do expect to see lots of cases of that in Iowa, but we also expect to see a large number of seasonal influenza cases."

The Iowa Department of Public Health recommends folks get flu shots when they become available.

Carver-Kimm also recommends taking simple steps like washing your hands and covering your mouth when coughing.


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