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Hi everyone! Just want to share this information. Hope you will find this useful.



Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people.  This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States.  This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans

Signs and symptoms in humans

    - similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

     
    - Vomitting or nausea
    - Diarrhea 

Mode of Transmission

    - Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person.

    - Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork.

Prevention

    - Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
    - Always wash hands with soap and water
    - Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers
    - Avoid close contact with sick people
    - Increase your body's resistance
      - Have at least 8 hours of sleep
      - Be physically active
      - Manage your stress
      - Drink plenty of fluids
      - Eat nutritious food 

Note: using thermoscan (machine that detects fever) at the airport and seaport or other ports of entry is not 100% effective because people who are infected or exposed to the flu virus may still be incubating and do not have fever yet at the time of entry.



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