Swine Flu – H1N1 – Information and Resources


In this video, Dr. Joe Bresee of the CDC Influenza Division describes swine flu – its signs and symptoms, how it’s transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become ill.

Additional resources:
PandemicFlu.gov – Individuals & Families Planning – tools to help you plan for challenges that you might face, particularly if a pandemic is severe.
Swine Influenza (Flu) – Resources, updates and news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes a chart that lists confirmed cases by state. Also see the CDC Twitter feed CDCemergency and What’s new on the CDC Swine Flu Site
Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home
Hand Washing: An easy way to prevent infection – Learn the proper way to kill germs from the folks at the Mayo Clinic
General Instructions for Disposable Respirators – brief video from the CDC that demonstrates how to put on and take off disposable respirators.
Frequently asked questions
CDC: Swine Influenza and You
Frequently asked questions from PandemicFlu.gov
World Health Organization – FAQs (PDF)
Swine Flu Maps
Global disease alert map from HealthMap
H1N1 Swine Flu

One thought on “Swine Flu – H1N1 – Information and Resources

  1. For businesses we recommend this checklist:
    Staffing
    How to handle the loss of your own staff, scheduled on, but sick?
    Will management-critical staff be sequestered to minimize the loss of leadership?
    Prophylaxis – at the door prevention
    Latex gloves, alcohol based agent, paper towels available to all visitors?
    First contact staff? Instructions to visitors regarding contact with others?
    Communication
    Employees: stay home and call your doctor if you show flu symptioms.
    A primary and secondary spokesperson for the business should be designated to ensure consistent comment if contacted by the media.
    This has the potential to be huge. We’ll hope it passes, but preparation is key.

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