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H1 N1

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I had to give a presentation last week for my employees. My information was from my wife who is doing research on meds for H1N1 and the two links on the last slide. I hope this helps other people …

I had to give a presentation last week for my employees. My information was from my wife who is doing research on meds for H1N1 and the two links on the last slide. I hope this helps other people trying to learn about H1N1.

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  • 1. H1N1 “ SWINE FLU” Will Patton
  • 2. What is 2009 H1N1 (swine flu)?
    • The 2009 H1N1 is a new influenza virus causing illness in people.
    • This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009.
    • This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
    • World Heath Organization (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway.
  • 3. Background of H1N1
    • The H1N1 is a combination of two genes from flu viruses that normally circulate in pigs in Europe and Asia and bird (avian) genes and human genes.
    • This virus was originally referred to as “swine flu” because laboratory testing showed that many of the genes in this new virus were very similar to influenza viruses that normally occur in pigs (swine) in North America. (further study has shown that this new virus is very different from what normally circulates in North American pigs.
  • 4. laboratory-confirmed 2009 H1N1 hospitalizations
    • 48% of the people that have been hospitalized due to H1N1 infections are between 19 and 64 years of age
  • 5. laboratory-confirmed 2009 H1N1 deaths
    • 71% of the people who have died due to H1N1 infections are between the ages of 19 and 64 years of age.
  • 6. H1N1 in Humans
    • In most cases of the Human infection with the H1N1 virus, the disease has been mild and required no treatment.
    • Who is at higher risk of complications from H1N1? Most cases of H1N1 have been in children and adults under 25. The groups at higher risk for complications are:
        • pregnant women
        • infants less than six months old
        • people with chronic medical conditions (asthma, COPD, diabetes, chronic heart disease) or compromised immune systems.
  • 7. How does the H1N1 virus spread?
    • Spread of 2009 H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with influenza. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something – such as a surface or object – with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
  • 8. How to avoid the H1N1 virus?
    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Use hand sanitizer.
    • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
    • Wipe frequently touched devices such as door knobs, keyboards, phones, etc.
    • Stay home when you have symptoms of influenza to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • 9. Symptoms of H1N1
    • The symptoms of 2009 H1N1 flu virus in people include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea.
    • People may be infected with the flu, including 2009 H1N1 and have respiratory symptoms without a fever.
  • 10. H1N1 Vaccine
    • At this time the vaccine is currently only available to the following groups of people:
        • Pregnant women
        • Children six months to 4 years of age
        • Family members who reside with an infant that is under six months of age
        • Healthcare professionals
  • 11. References
    • http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/general_info.htm
    • http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/maineflu/swine-flu-public-faq.shtml