H1N1 Virus

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Here are some informative web sites for information on the H1N1 virus. These sites include prevention measures, symptoms and information on vaccines.

From what I understand, the seasonal flu vaccine will still need to be administered to help prevent the spread of it since it does cause about 30,000 fatalities a year. I heard the Franklin County health department has the vaccine now.

The H1N1 virus vaccine is expected to be available by October. Trials and blood tests are being done to determine if one or two vaccinations will be necessary.

From the CDC:http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1FLU/

From the government flu web site: www.flu.gov

From the American College Health Association: http://www.acha.org/H1N1.cfm

No is not the time to panic but to prepare and prevent. Keep hands washed, teach proper hygienic procedures, use sanitizing wipes on shopping buggies, use alcohol based hand sanitizers and keep purse/pocket sized bottles with you . Get inoculated. Get the proper rest and nutrition. Stay away from those who are sick. Stay home if you are sick, keep children home if they are sick. Return to work/school after 24 hours of no fever WITHOUT the aid of fever reducers.

Like all viruses, antibiotics won't have an effect on the flu unless a secondary infection results from contraction of the virus.

Stay safe, stay healthy

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