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  1. 1. H1N1 in schools<br />By: Zac Clark<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Swine flu is a very dangerous virus that has infected the United States.<br />Swine flu has been in the United States since last April.<br />Swine flu is what is called a global killer meaning, its worldwide and it has attributed to deaths.<br />
  3. 3. Introduction Continued<br />H1N1 Is otherwise known as Swine Flu<br />The name Swine came from the fact the humans inherited the flu from pigs.<br />The symptoms are that of the “regular flu”. Things like an upset stomach, sore throat, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea. <br />
  4. 4. Background Information<br />Some people are more at risk than others. More at risk people are those who have asthma, any types of organ disease, women who are pregnant and various other risks.<br />Swine flu can be obtained just like any other flu. You could get it from germs and it is also airborne. <br />
  5. 5. Background Information cont.<br />Swine flu can be treated.<br />Treatments for swine flu are usually taken nasally.<br />Deaths that occur from swine flu usually are co-infections meaning the swine flu caused other infections the body couldn’t handle.<br />
  6. 6. Background Information cont.<br />Swine flu as effected may school systems because it has caused multiple closings.<br />Schools are the “perfect” place to get swine flu since its so easy to exchange germs.<br />According to the Dep. Of Ed. One fifth of the U.S. population attends/works at schools. <br />To prevent swine flu you should remember to wash your hands often, get plenty of rest, and keep your surroundings very clean.<br />
  7. 7. Swine K-12<br />Swine flu has effected schools greatly in the simple fact that it has closed so many for days at a time<br />Swine can’t be avoided, anyone can catch it and that is why it is so dangerous.<br />Swine flu has closed 194 schools in Michigan alone. And has effected 71,666 kids.<br />
  8. 8. Swine K-12<br />Mount Pleasant has had the biggest problem with swine flu in the state.<br />Mount Pleasant has closed 11 schools with 3,895 confirmed cases.<br />There is only enough vaccination to treat at-risk patients<br />
  9. 9. Swine K-12<br />Schools are pretty unsafe when it comes to Swine because no where is safe and kids pass germs at an amazing rate.<br />While at school kids should avoid rubbing their eyes, avoid close contact, and wash their hands often.<br />Teachers should sanitize their room 2 to 3 times a day and take normal precautions. <br />
  10. 10. Whats Being Done About Swine?<br />Nothing is being done about swine on a legislative level for schools.<br />Legislation was passed that said closing schools is the discretion of officials.<br />It is unknown how long this flu will last but as long as we have a vaccination it shouldn’t become more of a problem than it is.<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />Swine flu is nothing to kid about (pun intended). This is a very dangerous virus.<br />Swine flu can kill so everyone needs to take the proper precaution to ensure they don’t get it.<br />Wash your hands!!!<br />
  12. 12. Credits<br />Web MD- DeNoon, D. J. (2009). Retrieved October 29, 2009, from<br />ABC news: Schaffhausen, J. (2009). ABC News Medical Unit.<br /> Retrieved October 29, <br /> 2009, from <br /><br />Wilson: Ripley, A. (2005). Retrieved October 29, 2009, from<br />