WHAT IS THE H1N1 FLU?
• H1N1 flu (sometimes called "swine flu") is a
virus with symptoms similar to those of
regular flu seasonal. These symptoms include
fever, cough, sore throat, body aches,
headache, chills and fatigue. Some people
with H1N1 develop diarrhea and vomiting. If
you have these symptoms, please Call your
doctor or nurse.
• The H1N1 flu is highly contagious. The flu
virus is spread through coughing, sneezing or
contact with people who are sick with the
flu. Sometimes people can get the flu by
touching a surface contaminated by the flu
virus and then touching your eyes, nose or
How is it spread?
influenza virus from
human to human is
spread by coughing or
sneezing, direct contact
with infected persons
(shaking hands or
kissing) or by touching
The virus enters the body through the eyes, nose or
It is usually two days, but can vary from 1 to 5 days.
The transmission period can range from one day
before the onset of symptoms until seven days.
Children can spread the virus even for more days.
HOW TO AVOID THE FLU?
Get vaccinated. This
year it takes two
different vaccines to
be protected from
influenza. one for
protect against H1N1
and other to prevent
Put a stop to the flu, making sure that:
COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN TOSAS
Cover your mouth
and nose when
coughing or sneeze.
Use a handkerchief
disposable sleeve of
your shirt or inside of
your arm for cover
the mouth and nose.
WASH YOUR HANDS
Wash your hands
often with soap
and water. Wash
can also be
STAY AT HOME WHEN YOU SICK
Stay at home 24 hours after
you pass the fever without
using medicine to reduce
Prevents spread germs.
People can become sick by
touching surfaces or objects
contaminated by the
influenza virus and then
touching the eyes, nose, or
• When a large amount of vaccine available,
vaccination is a good idea for most people.
Meanwhile, the target groups for vaccination are
different, including those at the highest risk of
contracting the flu.
• Pregnant women
• People who live with or care for children younger
• Health workers and staff who give emergency
• People from six months to 24 years old
• Persons 25-64 years of age at greatest risk of
getting the flu due to a chronic disease such as
asthma, diabetes or an immune system
The following people should be
vaccinated against H1N1 flu: