IS IT STILL HERE?
CDC Situation Update http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
The U.S. Public Health Emergency for 2009 H1N1 Influenza expired on June 23, 2010. On August 10, 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee declared an end to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic globally. For information about CDC’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, visit The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: Summary Highlights, April 2009-April 2010. Internationally, 2009 H1N1 viruses and seasonal influenza viruses are co-circulating in many parts of the world. It is likely that the 2009 H1N1 virus will continue to spread for years to come, like a regular seasonal influenza virus.
Do I still need to get an H1N1 vaccine? Yes if you have not had the vaccine previously or have not had the illness.
Is H1N1 going to be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal flu shot? Yes
Where can I get a flu shot?
How do I know if I have the flu?
How can I protect myself from getting the flu?
Basic flu prevention which includes:
- Frequent hand washing with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- Avoid others who are sick
- Avoid sharing personal items such as eating/drinking utensils, and towels
- Eat well, get enough rest, be active, and don’t smoke
- Get vaccinated for the seasonal flu.
What What can I do if I get sick?
- Drink more fluids
- Monitor your temperature
- May take over the counter medications for symptom relief
- Limit contact with others for 24 hours until fever is gone without the use of fever
When should I see a doctor?
If you have any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing or chest pain/pressure
- Dizziness and/or confusion
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Symptoms go away then return or worsen in a few days
- Are pregnant, have asthma, diabetes or any other disorder that affects the respiratory or