The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic

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General H1N1 Information

The most important information to date is the basic health practices to protect yourself, co-workers, and loved ones, and what you should do if you begin exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

What can you do to protect yourself, family, friends, and co-workers from getting sick?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have recommended that we are aware of the everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these steps to protect your health:

What should you do if you get sick?

The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. A significant number of people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

What are the emergency warning signs?

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

For more information, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

Key Facts about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/key_facts.htm