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  • 1. H1N1 Virus
    The Swine Flu
    www.cdc.gov
  • 2. What is the Swine Flu?
    • Background
    • 3. Impact on Students Today
    • 4. What is Being Done?
    www.cdc.gov
  • 5. FAQs About Swine Flu
    What is the H1N1 Virus?
    A new influenza virus causing illness in people
    Called ‘Swine Flu’ because of early testing finding genes similar to influenza genes found in North American pigs.
    Contagious- Spread through coughing or sneezing of people with virus
    (www.cdc.gov)
  • 6. FAQs About Swine Flu
    What are the Symptoms
  • Ways to Prevent the Spread of H1N1 Virus
    • Covering your mouth when cough or sneeze.
    • 15. Washing you hands frequently with antibacterial soap.
    • 16. Avoid contact with contaminated people.
    • 17. Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or nose. Helps prevents spread of germs.
    • 18. Staying home if you are sick to avoid contaminating others.
    (www.nlm.nih.gov)
  • 19. Impact of Virus on Students
    Many students will miss class due to the illness. Many other students will be kept from school in an attempt to avoid catching the disease. This may cause school closings.
    (Image from www.cdc.gov)
  • 20. Recommended School Responses for 2009-10 School Year
    Stay at home when sick
    • Students with flu-like symptoms should stay home for at least 24 hours, or until symptoms are gone
    Separate Students and Staff
    Separate students and staff member with symptoms by putting them in a different room until they can be sent home.
    Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    Wash hands frequently, and cover mouth when sneezing or coughing
    Routine Cleaning
    School staff should clean surfaces touched often
    Selective School Dismissals
    May be best to close schools to better protect high-risk individuals
  • 21. What is Being Done
    Vaccines are the most effective tool available for the prevention of H1N1
    The first does for the 2009 Swine Flu are available, and more doses are shipping as they become available
    (www.cdc.gov)
  • 22. What is Being Done
    President Obama Declares H1N1 Emergency
    In response to the rapid increase in the progression of the illness. President Obama signed the declaration. This alleviates some the restrictions
    and allows the government to
    help the states easier
    (www.cnn.com)
    Flickr.com
  • 23. Conclusion
    • Precautions are being taken
    • 24. ‘Better safe than sorry’
    • 25. Can be beaten
  • Works Cited
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/h1n1fluswineflu.html#cat1
    http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/10/24/h1n1.obama/index.html
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmtimages/3004717988/