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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Keep Your Family Flu Safe

Sep 09, 2009 12:00AM

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Symptoms of the H1N1 or Swine Flu

  • Fever 100 degrees or higher.
  • Lethargy and body aches/pains.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Coughing.
  • Runny nose.
  • Sore throat.
  • In addition, in some cases, people with swine flu have reported nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

If You or Your Child Have Symptoms of H1N1 Influenza

  • Stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds as much as possible.
  • Rest and take in plenty of fluids.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing and sneezing and dispose of the used tissues properly.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Inform family and friends about your illness and seek help.

Prevention at School

  • Teach your child not to share personal items.
  • Know the signs of H1N1.
  • Tell your child to wash/sanitize their hands frequently.
  • Keep sick kids at home.
  • Vaccinate your child.

If a Person is Ill at Home

  • Try to keep a distance from person as much as possible.
  • Cover mouth and nose when caring for person.
  • Wash your hands after each contact with person.
  • Try to improve air flow in the area the ill person stays.
  • Keep area clean with disinfecting household cleaners.

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