Prevent The Flu

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Prevent The Flu

  1. 1. Prevent the Flu: Learning about Infection Control James Garrow
  2. 2. 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year
  3. 3. 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year
  4. 4. 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year 36 THOUSAND deaths per year
  5. 5. 31 MILLION cases of influenza per year 200 THOUSAND hospitalizations per year 36 THOUSAND deaths per year Between 11 and 18 BILLION dollars lost per year
  6. 6. <ul><li>Kids are the most likely vectors of influenza transmission </li></ul><ul><li>They get sick more easily </li></ul><ul><li>They shed more virus </li></ul><ul><li>They shed virus longer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vaccines are the best way to keep from getting sick However…
  8. 8. Vaccines are the best way to keep from getting sick Only 72% of elderly get their flu shot Only 35% of high risk 18 – 64 year olds get their shot However…
  9. 9. What can we do!?
  10. 10. Experts agree that there are other ways to prevent flu spread: <ul><li>Washing hands often </li></ul><ul><li>Sneezing into our sleeves </li></ul><ul><li>Staying home when sick </li></ul>
  11. 11. If we teach our children these important tricks, we can keep people from getting sick.
  12. 12. In health class, we’ll talk to children about how to, and why it’s important to, practice good infection control.
  13. 13. We’ll teach kids how to wash their hands
  14. 14. We’ll teach kids how to sneeze and cough into their sleeves
  15. 15. We’ll tell kids how important it is to stay home when they’re sick
  16. 16. We’ll also teach teachers how to keep their classes clean And how to make sure kids are practicing good infection control
  17. 17. We’ll develop and distribute information packets to let parents know about infection control practices and how and where to get flu vaccines
  18. 18. <ul><li>We’ll evaluate and track: </li></ul><ul><li>The number of school days missed </li></ul><ul><li>How often children sneeze or cough properly </li></ul><ul><li>Flu vaccine rates </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sources available from: is.gd/ lvEF Presentation available at: is.gd/lkks
  20. 20. Image Acknowledgements <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanpri1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cafemama </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamdawson </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/aschultz </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/bigevil600 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/zeathiel </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/ywel </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/gugacurado </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/vierdrie </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sxc.hu/profile/nkzs </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? Q
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