Tis the Season for Sneez’in. Patient, Visitor and Staff Infections . How Do You Know if You Have a Cold or Influenza?. What is different about Swine Flu?. Swine Flu or the H1N1 virus is highly infectious. This disease is extremely contagious. It can be deadly in humans.
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Patient, Visitor and Staff Infections
Use your facility Pandemic Flu Plan and Infection Control Manual to guide you through the vigilant task of keeping people healthy during this outbreak.
CDC Respiratory Poster for use at doors. Print for reference!
Internal and External Communication is Key
The true impact of novel H1N1 flu outbreaks in the coming months will not be known until it happens. Be prepared for a possibility that your facility will have significant increased demand for services and the possibility that the fall, winter and spring 2010 outbreak may have greater impact than the outbreak of spring, 2009.
Also sign up to receive regular updates about novel H1N1 influenza, emerging infectious diseases, and other emergency preparedness and response information by going to www.emergency.cdc.gov/clinregistry.