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H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Workforce Protection May 5, 2009 A viral infection that occurs in pigs Infected pigs rarely infect humans “Cocktail” Virus – Swine, Avian & Human Flu

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H1N1 Influenza PreparednessWorkforce Protection

May 5, 2009


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A viral infection that occurs in pigs

Infected pigs rarely infect humans

“Cocktail” Virus – Swine, Avian & Human Flu

In late March 2009, cases of human infection with H1N1 viruses were 1st reported in S. California and Texas (swine source unknown)

H1N1 is spreading from person to person

H1N1 Influenza (aka Swine Flu)

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The spread of H1N1 is similar to the same way seasonal influenza spreads

Coughing

Sneezing

Touching something with flu virus on it & then touching mouth or nose

Infected people may be able to infect others 1 day before symptoms develop and up to symptom resolution.

H1N1 Influenza

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Fever influenza spreads

Sore Throat

Cough

Body Aches

Headaches

Chills

Fatigue

H1N1 Influenza Symptoms

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H1N1 Flu - Pandemic Potential influenza spreads

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H1N1 Influenza Spread in the US influenza spreads

http://www.swine-flu-map-animation.com/

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Non-Pharmacologic influenza spreads

Isolation & quarantine

Social distancing

Telecommuting

Respiratory protection

Cough & sneeze etiquette

Washing hands frequently

Pharmacologic*

Vaccines (Currently, no vaccine for H1N1)

Antiviral drugs (Tamiflu/Relenza)

*May have limited impact

Countermeasures

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Droplet Spread influenza spreads

REMEMBER – SOCIAL

DISTANCING IS 6 FEET!

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H1N1 Webcast Series (CG-11) influenza spreads

Recommendations to TRACENs

Influenza Training (Mandatory) Reemphasized

Policy Guidance:

Operating Protocols in H1N1 Environment

Use of Personal Protective Equipment & Fit Testing

Healthcare Worker Assessment & Treatment Guidance

Critical Incident Messing

Child Development Center Guidelines

Coast Guard Workforce Issues

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Questions? influenza spreads

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