Understanding Novel H1n1 Influenza. 2009 - 2010. What is Novel H1N1 Influenza?. H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people.
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2009 - 2010
Source - CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/swineflu_you.htm
The symptoms of H1N1 influenza are similar to those of seasonal influenza
Will the seasonal flu shot protect me from H1N1 influenza virus?
No, You will need to get the seasonal flu shot for protection against seasonal flu and the H1N1 influenza vaccination for protection against H1N1 influenza virus.
Nasal spray–Live, attenuated intranasal vaccine (or LAIV)is sprayed into the nose. Nasal spray is available for healthy people from 2-49 years of age.
Injection–Inactivatedvaccine is injected into the muscle. It is available for anyone over age 6 months.
The vaccines are made just like seasonal flu vaccines and are just as safe and effective.
However, they will not prevent seasonal flu or flu-like symptoms caused by other viruses.
High priority people include:
One way to keep from getting sick is to be vaccinated against both seasonal and H1N1 influenza. Other ways include:
In children, warning signs that require urgent medical attention include:
In adults, warning signs that require urgent medical attention include:
Most people recover without medical treatment within 5 to 7 days.
Can people catch H1N1 Influenza from eating pork?