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Here are some simple precautions to help
keep H1N1 influenza at bay this season:
What is pandemic
H1N1 influenza virus?
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water,
or use your alcohol-based hand sanitizer
It is a new strain of the influenza
A virus (2009). The World Health
Organization (WHO) has declared it
a pandemic virus.
• Practice proper cough and sneezing etiquette
(cough and sneeze into your arm or a tissue)
• Try to avoid close contact with people who appear
to have a respiratory illness
• If you become ill with influenza-like symptoms.
It is a respiratory illness that has
never previously been detected
in humans and causes symptoms
similar to those of the regular
human seasonal influenza.
Most people have no immunity to
protect them from getting sick with
this new virus.
stay home for seven days after symptoms begin or
until you are feeling well enough to resume normal
activities, whichever is longer
This virus is being detected in many
countries around the world and is
spread from person to person in
For current information on HI N1 influenza and how it affects you, go to: