Health officials urge ill people to avoid contact with others if possible.
There have been no reported cases of swine flu in Pennsylvania, Delaware or New Jersey. But local officials are asking health providers to be watchful for people who are suffering influenza-like symptoms, including fever and coughing.
People with swine flu may also have a runny nose, sore throat or nausea.
If you’ve traveled to an area affected by swine flu and are worried about your symptoms, health officials recommend consulting a health provider and trying to avoid contact with other people.
Dr. Susan Walsh is Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey’s Public Health Service.
Walsh: If you are sick, don’t go to work where you can infect other people. If you are sick, don’t go shopping. It’s really as simple as that at this point.
New Jersey and other states in the region are adding to their stockpile of antiviral medications to fight the illness.