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A recent survey of American adults found that 76% worried about becoming ill if they had to stay home and take care of the sick during a severe flu pandemic.1
 
  Learn infection control measures. 
  

 

Setting up a Sick Room

Wash hands for 15 seconds with soap and water

infection prevention

Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue

prevent infection

The World Health Organization has issued recommendations for Pandemic Influenza H1N1 vaccine use (when a vaccine becomes available).  They include

  • vaccinating health care workers as a first priority to protect the health care infrastructure
  • then focusing on select groups including pregnant women, those older than 6 months with one chronic medical condition
  • healthy young adults ages 15-49
  • healthy children
  • healthy adults 65 years of age and older

Recommendations for vaccine use may change as new information becomes available.  Read the entire statement at

http//www.who.int

07.13.2009

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