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Swine Flu Precautions Taken at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital 

Staff from the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth gave an update on the swine flu friday.Members of the hospital want the community to know they are working to make sure that all necessary actions are being taken.A tent has been set up outside the hospital, in the event that the Pandemic Flu Plan has to be put in action…..The medical staff stressed that it is just a precaution and people should not be alarmed.”Right now I don’t think there’s any reason for worry or panic. We’re all concerned but I think all the proper precautions are being taken.”Hospital employees say it’s important people wash their hands frequently and make sure all surfaces are covered.They say the surface between fingers and fingernails are often overlooked.