How To Protect Your Family Against The H1N1 Flu Virus?

October 10, 2009 by admin  
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H1N1 Influenza Information

Are you doing all you can to protect your children, your family, and yourself against the H1N1 Flu virus?  We are providing important information regarding signs, symptoms and prevention against the H1N1 Flu flu virus.  Each day we hear about individuals who are becoming infected by this virus; therefore, it is vitally important that we are able to recognize the signs of this flu and how to prevent the virus from spreading to others.

(Video Courtesy of CDCStreamingHealth)

Information from “She” Health News for Women magazine.

If you become ill and experience any of the symptoms mentioned, contact a health care provider.  They advise DO NOT go to the physician office without calling first.  For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU

PREVENTION:

  1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  2. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  3. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs spread that way.
  5. Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

SYMPTOMS:

  1. Fever (greater than 100 degrees F)
  2. Sore throat and cough
  3. Stuffy nose
  4. Chills
  5. Headache & body aches
  6. Fatigue
  7. Nausea & vomiting
  8. Severe illness (respiratory distress and pneumonia have been reported in people with this virus).

Keep your family well during this coming cold and flu season.  Follow these guidelines and remember - for more information on the H1N1 Flu go to http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU.

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5 Responses to “How To Protect Your Family Against The H1N1 Flu Virus?”
  1. Mary says:

    This tip may help as young children are the #1 spreaders of germs: My child came home from school saying that they learned to cough and sneeze into their elbow with Germy Wormie, and I was totally taken aback. I always covered with my hands. But I went to the website and now I get it, hands touch, elbows don’t!! Kids can touch 300 surfaces in 1/2 hour and they hate to wash their hands. This is a simple thing that can make a huge difference. There is also an entertaining DVD that teaches them in a fun way the elbow cough, as well as other important hygiene habits.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Mary: That’s great that your child has learned prevention tips at school. A lot of children are learning prevention tips there. Many times it’s the adults (like myself) who’s children are out of the home but still need to be very aware and alert to symptoms and preventative measures to take for an illness like the H1N1 Flu.

    Thanks for your comment and hope your family stays well-protected from this flu virus.

  3. Elaine says:

    and most importantly….IF you or your child gets sick KEEP THEM HOME!!! Physicians are saying to stay home for 24 hours after the last sign of fever is gone just to make sure its really gone. My son had H1N1 this past week and we kept him home for 5 straight days - lots of fluids and Tylenol Children’s Flu syrup (alternate with Ibuprofin)

  4. admin says:

    You are absolutely right!! Day cares and schools are where most germs are (besides hospitals). Moms & dads - as mentioned KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELF HOME if you are sick. This virus is spreading very quickly and we all need to do our part to protect our families and help prevent the spread this virus.

    Thanks for your comments and letting us know what you did to help your child get better. Hope your son is well again.

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