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H1N1 2009. How can you catch H1N1 Contact with infected pigs or contact with contaminated H1N1 (SWINE) viruses Through contact with a person with H1N1.

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1 H1N1 2009

2 How can you catch H1N1 Contact with infected pigs or contact with contaminated H1N1 (SWINE) viruses Through contact with a person with H1N1 (swine) flu. The same way as seasonal flu. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people

3 How can you catch H1N1 Contaminated surfaces A surface can remain infected for 2-8 hours Surfaces most likely to be infected, copiers, printers, key boards, microwaves, water bubblers, doorknobs, and phones Shared work surfaces! Recommended that ALL surfaces are whipped down daily with a disinfecting wipes

4 Infected people Infected people may be able to infect people 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 days after becoming sick Younger children potentially can be contagious for longer periods

5 H1N1 Time line It is NOW summer cases of flu is at an all time high The CDC and WHO are expecting a spike early this year when kids return to school Expected to last through the winter.

6 H1N1 Vaccination H1N1 vaccination is in FDA testing now They are hoping for a the vaccine to be available in September The vaccine may have priority set i.e. young children and then elderly etc… The recommendation is to get both shots standard flu and H1N1 The H1N1 is effecting primarily the young

7 H1N1 resources

8 H1N1 Safety Protocols

9 Hand washing Alcohol Based hand sanitizer Cough/Sneeze Procedures How to Protect Yourself

10 Wet your hands with warm running water Lather with soap and scrub between fingers, on the backs of your hands and under nails. Wash for at least 20 seconds, or as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. Dry hands. Use single-use paper towels or electric hand dryers. Use a paper towel when you turn off the tap. Hand Washing

11 → Good alternative to washing hands with soap and water Make sure to wet: - Palms - Back of hands - In between fingers - Nails Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer

12 After using the bathroom Before eating or drinking anything Before and after handling raw foods, fish poultry or eggs After using a public phone After riding public transportation In school and daycare centers After changing diapers When one is sick or in contact with a sick family member After shaking hands After touching an ATM, escalator handrails or elevator button After sneezing or coughing When

13 “Cover your sneeze with your sleeve” Cough / Sneeze Procedure

14 Thank you. Questions?


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