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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

According to a survey completed by the Harvard School of Public Health in late January, 2010 a "majority of parents got or intended to get the H1N1 vaccination for their children, but not for themselves."

Again, public health education is sorely needed in order for people to understand the importance of immunization as a primary prevention activity against influenza illness.  You can read the press release for the HSPH at   http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/2010-releases/poll-half-of-americans-believe-h1n1-outbreak-over.html

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