The first cases of H1N1 were reported in the spring of 2009Many people became sick with the H1N1 because we haven’t yet developed any immunity to itYou may have heard the H1N1 called the Swine Flu, they are the same thing. H1N1 is just the medically corect term for the sickness
H1N1is a strain of the flu known as influenza A. in Jaunary of 2009 it was reported by the world health organization that 98% of all infuenza cases where strains of the H1N1 flu.
Symptoms include:FeverCough Runny/stuffy noseSore throatBody achesChillsFatigueDiarrhea/vomitingIf you are experiencing more than one of these symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible
There are a few drugs out that can help the symptoms of the swine flu these are: zananivir and oseltamivir. Like all drugs you should only take these under the direction of your family practitioner, and should be used indiscriminately. These drugs are not recommended to you if your flu symptoms have lasted 25 hours or more.
The most important thing to do to lower your risk of contracting the H1N1 flu is to get a vaccine. Vaccination is your best protection against the fluA good offense is your best defense, so if you are careful about your actions and not spreading sickness then other people may become more aware.Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough to keep from spreading germsWash your hands often, especially when you are in schoolHundreds, and maybe thousands (depending on your school size) of students touch door handles, school equipment, etc. every day! If you wash your hands often you can protect yourself from the germs that they may be carryingEven if you may not have the H1N1, when you are sick your immune system is not running 100% if you are ill. Its okay to stay home if you feel sick, I’m sure that your peers and teachers will appreciate you keeping your illness away from themTouching your eyes/nose/mouth often will spread germsKnowledge is your best defense, if you know what is happening you will know best how to prevent it.
If a student is feeling ill, then the best thing you can do for them is to send them home, It is important to keep the sick children away from the healthy children to prevent the spread of the sicknessKeep big bottle of hand sanitizer on your desk, and use it regularly. Remember, students will mimic you if you do it often enough!Tell students to make frequent hand washing stops during their day, especially before lunch.
The best thing that the health professions are doing to prevent the spread of H1N1 is to keep you informed.Knowing the symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, prevention can help you to keep from getting sick and if you are sick knowing when you need to get treated.
The Center for disease control and prevention put out literature on the prevention of the H1N1, and what to do if there is an outbreak.This is also really great because they form the information to fit the type of school you are working at, they won’t put a very large urban school, with a small rural school
Just to refresh you on the main points of of the presentation, I have listed the most important key ideas that I would like you to take away from this presentationBring the information that you have learned back to the classroom, and put these policies into effect immediately.
H1N1 Influenza<br />By: Jessie Osterhout<br />
About H1N1 Influenza<br />The first cases were reported in the spring of 2009<br />Many people became sick with the H1N1 because we haven’t yet developed any immunity to it<br />Other names for H1N1: <br />Swine Flu<br />Influenza A<br />New Flu<br />
What is H1N1?<br />H1N1 is a strain of the flu known as Influenza A<br />(also known as the swine flu)<br />Author: AKA Zoe<br />
Treatment<br />Two antiviral agents may help/reduce the effects of H1N1<br />Zanamivir<br />Oseltamivir<br />Author: Pink Sherbet Photography<br />
How to Stay Healthy in School<br />Get the H1N1 Vaccine<br />Keep up on the news and new information<br />Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough<br />Wash your hands often<br />Stay home from school if you become ill<br />Don’t touch your eyes/nose/mouth<br />
What can I do as a teacher?<br />Send sick students home<br />Keep hand sanitizer handy<br />Make hand washing stops at the bathroom several times a day<br />Stay healthy!<br />Author: James Sariento<br />
H1N1: What is being done?<br />Keeping you informed with updated information<br />
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<br />The CDC Guidance for State and Local School Administrators (k-12)<br />Provides guidance to administrators help prevent the spread of H1N1<br />Provides tools depending on the conditions in the area of the school<br />Provides a checklist for making decisions <br />
Don’t forget…<br />H1N1 is a form of influenza<br />It is spread mostly from people to people<br />You can help prevent it!<br />Bring this information back to your classroom! <br />