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10.13.09 |

Flu Virus H1N1 Alert

H1N1 RELATED LINKS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FLU SITE
U.S. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FLU SITE
CDC FLU SITE
FEDERAL ONE-STOP INFORMATION SITE
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, EXECUTIVE REPORT: U.S. PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2009-H1N1 INFLUENZA

As the winter months approach there is a greater likelihood of contracting the influenza virus (flu) or H1N1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that the best protection against the flu and/or H1N1 is to practice good personal hygiene, such as:
Thorough hand washing with warm water and soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers
Covering coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue or
By coughing or sneezing into a bended elbow or sleeve and
Practice social distancing by staying home away from other if sick
So, if you have flu-like symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and fever of 100 degrees or greater, with diarrhea and/or vomiting, more than likely you have a flu virus and/or H1N1.
To help prevent the spread of the flu or H1N1 virus to others, Nevada State Health Division and Nevada State College are asking you to follow these guidelines: (If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms) —
SEEK CARE. Sick students, faculty and staff should seek medical attention from your local health provider.
SICK, STAY AT HOME. A sick person can expose others to the flu virus up to seven days after they begin to fell ill.
REST AND STAY HYDRATED. Rest and drink plenty of water and fruit juices.
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHERS. Avoid cover contact such kissing, sharing toothbrushes or sharing drinks.
WASH YOUR HANDS. Rub your hands with an alcohol-based hand gel or wash them with soap and warm water right after you sneeze or cough.
WATCH FOR EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS. Most people should be able to recover at home, but watch for emergency warning signs that indicate you should seek immediate care, such as:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen.
Sudden dizziness.
Confusion.
Severe or persistent vomiting.
Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with a more severe cough and fever.
Additional Information Resource Links
CDC guidance specific to colleges and universities:
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Executive Report: U.S. Preparations for the 2009-H1N1 Influenza: http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/PCAST_H1N1_Report.pdf
http://www.flu.gov/ (Federal one-stop information site)
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ (CDC flu site)
http://www.hhs.gov/ (U.S. Health and Human Services flu site)
http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/pandemic/index.html (U.S. Department of Education flu site)
http://archive.nsc.edu/news/archive/2009-archive/flu-virus-h1n1-alert.aspx

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