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Interim Guidance for 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Updated: Wednesday, Dec 02,2009, 2:51:39 PM
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2009 mid-term guidance of avian influenza H1N1 virus (swine flu): Noting that a sick person in your care

2009-type H1N1 avian influenza virus infection (previously known as swine flu) can lead to a variety of symptoms, including fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. People may be infected with bird flu, including H1N1 viruses in 2009, there was no fever, respiratory symptoms. Such as seasonal influenza, in 2009 in the human H1N1 avian influenza virus can be in varying degrees from mild to severe. Pneumonia, respiratory failure, a serious illness and even death is possible in 2009, avian influenza H1N1 virus infection. Some groups may be more likely to develop, from the 2009 avian influenza H1N1 virus infection, such as pregnant women and chronically ill medical conditions, severe disease. Sometimes, bacterial infection may occur at the same time or after influenza virus infection, leading to pneumonia, ear infections, or sinus infections.

The following information can help you provide patients who are at home or influenza pandemic outbreak of influenza more secure.

• Check whether their health service providers to take antiviral drugs
• as far as possible away from the other. This is to avoid letting other people sick. Do not go to work or school, while the sick
• stay at home and at least 24 hours after the fever, in addition to seeking medical or other necessities. (Fever should be gone, but the use of fever reducing drug.)
• get adequate rest
• Drink clear liquids (such as water, soup, sports drinks, infant electrolyte drink) in order to prevent dehydration
• include coughing, sneezing. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. If soap and water can not be used, use of alcohol rub .*
• wear a mask - if any, and tolerance - to be with other family members when a common space to prevent the transmission of the virus to others. This is especially important if other family members in a high risk of complications from the flu. For more information, please refer to the provisional recommendations on the use of masks and respirators.


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