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Umrs<l;iv, augusi 21 .2009 * 

Stay healthy 

this fall! 

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: