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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
Links to Important Resources
See updates from World Health Organization (WHO) Public Health Preparedness  at http://www.who.int/influenza/preparedness/en/ updated 04.14.2013
Flu Wikie ForumAn international resource for open discussion
World Health Organization (WHO)Disease Outbreak News
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Seasonal Flu
Health Map Global Disease Alert Map
Trust for America's HealthPandemic Flu: Lessons from the Frontlines, June 2009
The Sphere Project "Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response"
Institute of Medicine (IOM)"The Threat of Pandemic Influenza: Are We Ready?"
MedlinePlus: A Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine"Flu"
Science Daily Influenza News
American Academy of Pediatrics"Its Time to Get the Flu Vaccine"
KidsHealth from the Nemours Foundation"Infections" Cold and Flu Review"
Video: Nova Science Now, Pandemic Influenza
Video: A Tale of Two Cities: How St. Louis and Philadelphia Dealt with the Flu Epidemic of 1918by William Stanhope
Care at Home Today, UKCare at Home Today provides online home care information and resources for the elderly in the UK
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