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Saturday, November 06, 2010

INFLUENZA A (H1N1)

How does the H1N1 virus spread?
Spread of this virus from breathing passage such as from droplets ( talking, sneezing, coughing)Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. the droplets spread about 1 meter from infected person. virus can live several hours on the hard surface ( table, books, cloth)

HIGH RISK GROUP FOR SEVERE INFECTION
- children younger than 5 years old
- person age 65 n above
-pregnant women
-adult n children with asthma, copd,cvd disease
-resident of health care facilities


What are the signs and symptoms if H1N1 flu?
The symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to the symptoms of seasonal flu and 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 have reported diarrhea and vomiting.


Take these everyday steps to protect your health:


Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing and sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
Stay home if you are sick for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until after you have been symptom-free for 24 hours. 
This is to keep from infecting others and spreading the virus further.
Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds, and other social distancing measures.
Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs, tissues and other related items that might be useful and help avoid the need to makes trips out in public while you are sick and contagious.


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