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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 announced that it will change the reporting requirements for H1N1 virus infections to focusing on new countries where the infection is spreading.

"The increasing number of cases in  many countries with sustained community transmission is making it difficult, if not impossible for countries to try and confirm them through laboratory testing."

WHO will continue to provide regular updates "describing the situation in the newly affected countries."  All countries including those with widespread community transmission will continue to monitor  "unusual events" related to the H1N1 pandemic including "clusters of severe or fatal H1N1 pandemic virus infection, clusters of respiratory illness requiring hospitalization and unusual clinical patterns associated with serious or fatal cases."  Read the entire report "Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 3 (revised)."

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