H1N1 Flu Information for Specific Groups CDC Data – August 2009. College of Health Sciences Public Health Program August 26, 2009. Action Steps for Institutions of Higher Education to Prevent the Spread of Flu . CDC Recommendations 8/20 : Institutions of Higher Education
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College of Health Sciences
Public Health Program
August 26, 2009
CDC Recommendations 8/20 :
Institutions of Higher Education
High Risk Populations
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Flu viruses are thought to spread from infected people and pigs to other people and pigs mostly through coughing or sneezing, and through contact with surfaces contaminated by flu viruses. To prevent flu viruses from spreading between people and pigs, it is important for people working with pigs to recognize the signs of flu in pigs. Typically a combination of signs will occur together in infected pigs. Signs of flu in pigs can include any of the following:
If possible, people should avoid getting close (within 6 feet) to pigs known or suspected to be infected and/or their environment. However, if you must come in contact with pigs known or suspected to be infected, or their environment, you should use appropriate protective measures and practice good personal hygiene.