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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance. Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance. 1. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance. 2. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

1. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve.

  • Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

2. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

  • Especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Germs spread that way.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

4. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person to person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

5. Stay home if you are sick.

  • Limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

What to do When a Household Member is Sick

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Flu virus is spread when contaminated droplets exit the nose and mouth of an infected person and the virus comes in contact with others.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Keep everyone’s personal items separate. All household members should avoid sharing:

  • Computers
  • Pens
  • Papers
  • Clothes
  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Food or eating utensils
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Disinfect surfaces that are commonly touched around the home and workplace including:

  • Door knobs
  • Switches
  • Handles
  • Toys
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Disinfectant:

1 gallon water

¼ cup bleach

Mix up a fresh batch everytime you use it

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

It is ok to wash everyone’s clothing and dishes together.

Wash your hands after handling dirty laundry.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Wear disposable gloves when in contact with or cleaning up body fluids.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

One person should be the caregiver. He or she may benefit by wearing a mask when giving care.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

Caregivers should always wash their hands before providing care. Afterward, wash again and apply alcohol-based hand sanitizer as well.

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

When a Household Member is Sick

For more information about caring for a sick family member visit:

http://www.redcross.org

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Prepare an Emergency Kit

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Swine Influenza Guidance

Basic Items to Include in an Emergency Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Basic Items to Include in an Emergency Kit:

  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Kit:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
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Swine Fu (H1N1) Guidance

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Kit:

  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Kit:

  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Kit:

  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit Water Suggestions:

  • One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
  • Children, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water.
  • If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary.
  • Store water tightly in clean plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
  • Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit Food Suggestions:

  • Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water.
  • Pack a manual can opener and eating utensils.
  • Avoid salty foods, as they will make you thirsty.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit Food Suggestions:

Choose foods your family will eat.

  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
  • Protein or fruit bars
  • Dry cereal or granola
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit Food Suggestions:

Choose foods your family will eat.

  • Crackers
  • Canned juices
  • Non-perishable pasteurized milk
  • High energy foods
  • Vitamins
  • Food for infants
  • Comfort/stress foods
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit First Aid Suggestions:

  • Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to Latex).
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
  • Burn ointment to prevent infection.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit First Aid Suggestions:

  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant.
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit First Aid Suggestions:

  • Cell Phone
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

Emergency Kit First Aid Suggestions:

Non-prescription drugs:

  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for upset stomach)
  • Laxative
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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

For more information on emergency preparedness visit:www.ready.gov

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

General Swine Flu Public Call In Number:1-888-257-0990

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Guidance

For up to date information visit:www.mainepublichealth.org