What You Need to Know about H1N1
• Stay informed.
• Stay h ome when sick.
• Cover your mouth when you cough.
• Wash your hands .
• Known as the 2009 H1N1 virus.
• A respiratory virus in pigs that usually doesn’t cross from pigs to humans.
• Passed from pigs to humans, and now is passed from human to human.
• Similar to the influenza virus that spreads every year in America .
Symptoms of H1N1
The symptoms of H1N1 are similar to the seasonal flu:
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Dry cough
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What should I do if I get sick from H1N1?
If you live in areas where H1N1 influenza cases have been identified and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact your health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.
If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.
If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.
In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
• Fast breathing or troubled breathing
• Bluish skin color
• Not drinking enough fluids
• Not waking up or not interacting
• Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
• Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
• Fever with a rash
In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Severe or persistent vomiting
Links from Prevention.com
Links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)