Contact Information 

Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Fairview Office (Mondays Only)
Fairview Township Building
7471 McCray Rd., Fairview, PA
Hours 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday)
1-800-770-2377

Cranesville Office (Thursdays Only)
Cranesville Borough Office
10195 John Williams Ave.
Cranesville, PA 16410
Phone: 1-800-770-2377
Hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Thursday)

Capitol Office
Hon. Brad Roae
151 East Wing
Harrisburg PA 17120-2006
Phone: (717) 787-2353
Fax: 717-782-2902

E-mail:
  broae@pahousegop.com

Protect Your Family from the Flu
1/18/2014
QUESTION: With the flu going around, can you tell me some steps I can take to protect my family?

ANSWER: While winter often brings to mind thoughts of building snowmen, having a snowball fight or engaging in other seasonal activities, it also may evoke memories of time spent lying on the couch, sipping chicken noodle soup while recovering from the flu.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported that cases of the influenza virus, or flu, are now widespread in the Commonwealth, with more than 6,000 cases since September.

Symptoms of the flu usually include fever, cough, headache, muscle aches and fatigue. Illness will usually begin very suddenly one to five days after exposure and commonly lasts for two to seven days.

To protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu, remember these important tips:

• Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and following food preparation, before eating and after using restrooms or changing diapers.
• Cover the nose and mouth with hands or tissues when coughing or sneezing. Wash hands afterward to prevent spreading germs to doorknobs and other items. Discard tissues right way.
• Get plenty of rest, eat properly and dress appropriately for the weather.
• When ill, prevent the spread of germs by staying home from school or the workplace, if possible.
• During flu season, minimize time in crowded areas, such as shopping centers, and avoid contact with those at high risk for the flu, such as the elderly and those with chronic illness.
• If over the age of 65, pregnant, or have a chronic illness or disease, talk with your doctor about a flu and pneumonia vaccination.

For more facts on the flu or to find a vaccination location, visit my website at
RepRoae.com and click on the “Flu Info” link.
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