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Influenza A(H1N1)

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Influenza A(H1N1), a newly emerged virus that is circulating amongst humans across the world, is an agent that can cause an acute infectious disease of the respiratory tract particularly for those with underlying chronic  health conditions.

Got the flu? What to do!

a) High priority groups
If you show flu-like symptoms and belong to any of the following categories, please seek immediate medical attention:

§ Children younger than 5 years old

§ Persons aged 65 years and older

§ On long-term aspirin therapy

§ Pregnant women

§ Health conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, heath disease, kidney disease, organ failure, diabetes

§ Suppressed immunity such as those with HIV or undergoing cancer treatment

§ Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities

§ If you don’t belong to any of the above but have had a fever of 38° Celsius for over two days.

b) Others
Those who do not belong to any of the above categories but show flu-like symptoms should stay at home for 7 days after your symptoms begin or until you have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer.

Playing our roles

Each of us must play our respective roles and adopt preventive behaviours that will keep us and those we love safe from Influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Families and communities can protect themselves by adopting a few key practices that will reduce their chances of becoming infected.

Key actions are to always practice good hygiene, avoid crowded places and to stay at home if sick. Milder cases can be treated at home, reducing the burden on over-stretched health care services. Severe cases however must seek immediate medical attention, and people at home must know how to recognise symptoms of severity.

National authorities will be providing regular advice so it is important to keep updated by visiting the Ministry of Health website.

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Recognising flu like symptoms

Danger signs!

Prevention – What you need to do!

Home care – What you need to do!

Antiviral treatment

Facemasks or respirators

 

 

 

 

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Influenza A(H1N1): Moms & Moms-to-be

Useful links: A(H1N1)

 •  WHO
 •  Ministry of Health
 •  Let's stop H1N1

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