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SCHOOL RESPONSE TO H1N1
YOUR FIRST RESPONDERS
• Symptoms include fever (greater than 100 degrees F), body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms are very similar to the regular human flu, and cases can range from mild to severe. Contact health care provider and inform your doctor if you have traveled, especially to areas with confirmed cases.
• The CDC has determined that the virus is spreading from person to person. At this time, it has not been determined how easily the virus is spread.
• H1N1 flu can be treated by certain antiviral drugs used to treat flu infections.
• A person is considered potentially contagious as long as he/she is symptomatic and possibly for up to 7 days following the onset of the illness. Children, especially younger children, might be potentially contagious for longer periods.
• Health care providers have been informed about how and who should be tested for the H1N1 flu.
• H1N1 flu cannot be spread through preparing or eating pork products.
• H1N1 flu has not been determined to be a pandemic flu. A pandemic flu is a virus that has undergone a major change and is spread easily from person to person. In the past, H1N1 virus has caused human infections without becoming pandemic.