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Pandemic Medical Response UNITED NATIONS HEATH CARE CENTRE IN ETHIOPIA
Influenza A H1N1 The next pandemic ?
Influenza Disease It passes easily from person to person through droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person. These droplets can pass directly into the nose, mouth or eyes of a person who is nearby (less than 1 meter, or 3 feet, away) or indirectly when a person touches surfaces that droplets have fallen onto and then touches his or her nose, mouth or eyes before washing hands.
Be aware of flu symptoms 1.Fever 2.Headache 3.Tireness 4.Dry cough 5.Sore throat 6.Runny or stuffy nose 7.Muscles aches 8.Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea (children) Common symptoms
Severe symptoms Be aware of flu symptoms 1.Shortness of breath 2.High and persistent fever 3.Bleeding including bloody sputum 4.Confusion
Some people get much sicker Influenza can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or lung diseases.
What is the treatment of influenza ? Medical services will be over-whelmed and some might even be closed. So it is important for you and your family to prepare for at-home care. Parac é tamol and some anti-inflammatories are the basics of the treatment. Medicines against cough or intestinal disorders are sometimes needed. These drugs aims to minimize the symptoms.
Tamiflu Anti viral drugs like Tamiflu make your illness milder and you can feel better faster. You can only get these drugs from your doctor. Antiviral drugs will be available only at the clinic for all UN staff and their dependants in case of pandemic.
What is a fever clinic ? When influenza are occurring in the community, fever clinic will be vital to the rapid identification of suspected and confirmed cases, thus allowing the spread of the disease to be delayed through case isolation, rapid treatment and the provisions of antiviral drugs to those at risk, education and information, and infection control practices. Cases will be screened for care in home, or for admission to hospital.
What is a fever clinic ? Fever clinics will be activated in phase 6 only. The location is close to the ECA clinic, the site will be accessible only from outside to protect the rest of the building of any contamination.
PREVENTION Personal hygiene measures
Protect yourself from viral infections Wash hands with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner When you wash your hands, wash for at least 30 seconds, making sure that all surfaces of hands and fingers are cleaned. UNHCC
Wash your hands frequently Make an habit of washing your hands after coughing or sneezing, to stop the spread of u germs.
Good health hygiene for prevention 1.Avoid close contact 2.Stay home 3.Cover your mouth and nose 4.Clean your hands regularly 5.Dont share eating utensils When you are sick:
Stay home if you are sick with fever and avoid close contact with others
Reducing the contact people have with each other will reduce opportunities for transmission. Local governments may request that you remain in your community or home in the event of a pandemic. Reducing the contact people have with each other will reduce opportunities for transmission. Keep in mind that some of these measures could include: Closing of schools and universities Cancellation of mass gatherings and public transportation Border controls
BE IMMUNIZED THE BEST PREVENTION AGAINST SEASONAL FLU ONE SHOT EVERY YEAR FROM OCTOBER
Monitor your health 10 days after a travel in an affected country. If you become ill with fever and develop a cough or difficulty breathing, or if you develop any illness during this 10-day period, consult a health-care provider. Do not travel while sick, and limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent the spread of any infectious illness. Good health hygiene for travellers
iSeek that will keep all UN staff informed worldwide about the spread of the disease. Stay inform