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  • Today, we will be discussing what H1N1 Virus is, what causes the sickness, how it is affecting our society (especially in schools), and the prevention of catching the Swine Flu.
  • Why is it important to become educated about the H1N1 Virus and Swine Flu? By becoming educated about this current issue, parents and children will ultimately be able to defer death. Yes, H1N1 can and has caused deaths. The goal is for parents and students to become more aware of the sickness, to embark better health priorities. If a student or parent is more health conscious, it will defer missing school, work, and other extracurricular activities. It is important for anyone feeling sick to stay home to prevent the spread of the flu. eSchool News has reported last spring more than 700 schools from twenty-five states had to shut their doors temporarily, to stop the spread of the Swine Flu (eSchoolNews).
  • The H1N1 Virus/Swine flu is a respiratory infection, caused by an influenza virus (Mayo Clinic). The virus contains genetics from human, avian, and swine flu viruses (Mayo Clinic). In June of 2009, the epidemic had been verified worldwide (Mayo Clinic).
  • Symptoms of the H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu are: sore throat, coughing, body aches, high fevers, chills, feeling tired, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you have any of these symptoms, stay home until you are feeling better. This will prevent the spread of the flu.
  • To avoid H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu stay home if you are feeling sick, wash you’re hands thoroughly and constantly, steer clear of large crowds of people, and sick ones. These small steps will make a huge difference in the likeability of catching H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu.
  • Doctors may prescribe extra medication to relieve inflammation, open airways, and stop lung secretions (Mayo Clinic). Antiviral drugs are only prescribed for at risk patients because one’s body can build a resistance to the drug. People at risk for antiviral drugs are hospitalized patients, people with shortness of breath and flu symptoms, children under the age of five, adults sixty-five and older, and pregnant women (Mayo Clinic).
  • Many schools have been forced to close their doors, until the health of their students returns. With so many students sick and not coming to school (thankfully to stop the spread of germs), the education door is on hold. Teachers and parents fear the sickness for themselves and loved ones. The cleaning frenzy has begun, with extra hand washing and Lysol bottles ready to defeat the germs.
  • Microsoft Corp and other technology bound companies are helping education survive by providing online services for students and teachers to access. Sick students at home are able to log onto an Office Live site, where their teachers and classmates have posted notes, assignments, and other educational things. The sick students can communicate with their teacher and fellow classmates, while posting homework assignments and blogs (eSchool News).
  • Schools are discussing hosting vaccinations for the H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu at actual schools (eSchool News). Schools are discussing in depth strategies to take if students are out of school for sickness for long periods of time. These strategies include websites for at home learning, podcasts with lectures, educational DVDs, and twelve week learning packets to be sent home with students to accomplish (eSchool News).
  • To prevent further outbreaks of the H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu be prepared to get flu shots. Stay home when you’re not feeling well to prevent further outbreaks. Steer clear from sick ones, until they are healthy. Wash your hands many times a day, and keep your room disinfected and clean.
  • Now that you are aware what the H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu is, you can prevent sickness. If your not feeling well, stay home to prevent the spread of germs. Take precautions, meaning wash your hands frequently and keep your house and classroom clean. To further prevent H1N1 get the flu shot and if forced to miss school be aware of online technology learning opportunities. Most important, stay healthy and clean!
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    • 1. H1N1 Virus
      Feeling under the weather? Not in your usual tip top shape? You could be the next victim of the Swine Flu!
      H1N1 Virus, as it takes on an immune system.
      By: Chelsey Buchholz
      Technology 290
    • 2. The Importance of Knowing
      Becoming educated about the H1N1Virus/Swine Flu will defer:
      Missing school, work, and other extracurricular activities from being sick
      Spreading the flu
      Dr. Frieden said in an eSchool News report, "Influenza can be unpredictable, so preparation and planning are key. "We can't stop the tide of flu, but we can reduce the number of people who become very ill by preparing well and acting effectively”(eSchool News).
    • 3. What is H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu?
      Respiratory Infection
      The H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu contains genetics from human, avian, and swine flu viruses (Mayo Clinic).
      H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu spreads rapidly
      June, 2009 the epidemic had been verified worldwide (Mayo Clinic).
      Swine Flu was named after influenza in pigs (Mayo Clinic).
    • 4. Symptoms of H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu
      Sore Throat
      Body aches
      High Fevers
      ( Info from Mayo Clinic)
    • 5. Avoiding H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu
      Stay home if sick
      Wash hands thoroughly and constantly
      Avoid large crowds of people
      Steer clear of sick ones
      (Info from Mayo Clinic)
    • 6. Treatments
      Symptom Relief
      Antiviral Drugs- oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir
      (Mayo Clinic)
    • 7. Impacting K-12 Education
      Students missing school/lessons
      School Closings
      Teachers and parents in fear
      Cleaning Frenzy
    • 8. Education Survives
      Companies help schools continue with lecture
      Sick students still learning at home
      Office Live for teachers and students
    • 9. Game Plan
      Schools hosting Swine Flu shots
      Learning at home
      Take Home Learning Packets
      (eSchool News)
    • 10. Spreading of the Germs
      Get flu shots
      Stay home when sick
      Steer clear from sick ones
      Clean, clean, clean
    • 11. Conclusion
      Be aware of H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu
      Know the symptoms
      Take Precautions
      Get vaccinated
      If child/student misses school, know about technology learning
    • 12. References
      Picture References:
      Author: AJC1
      Name: H1N1 Influenza Virus
      Author: infrogmation
      Name: Wellbe Says
      Author: obo-bobolina
      Name: Super Fatigue
      Author: Richard Sunderland
      Name: Tamiflu
    • 13. References
      Online Sources:
      Mayo Clinic Staff. (September 30, 2009). Mayo Clinic: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). Retrieved from
      Staff and Wire Reports. (October 28, 2009). eSchool News: Feds Revise Swine Flu Guidance. Retrieved from
      Staff and Wire Reports. (September 16, 2009). eSchool News: Companies Help Schools Survive Swine Flu. Retrieved from
      Staff and Wire Reports. (June 18, 2009). eSchool News: Schools Could be Clinics for Swine Flu Shots. Retrieved from security/index.cfm?i=59287
    • 14. References
      Online Sources
      Staff and Wire Reports. (August 25, 2009). eSchool News: Feds Issue More Guidance on Swine Flu. Retrieved from