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Preventions and Precautions of the Flu Virus

In areas with confirmed human case of 2009 influenza H1N1, the risk for infection can be reduced through a combination of actions:

* Wash hands frequently with soap and water.or alcohol-based hand rub.
*Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
Discard tissue in trash after use. You may want to use a mask if you sick.
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
* People who are sick with an influenza type illness should stay home and keep away from others as much as possible, avoid traveling for at least 24hrs after fever is gone, except to get medical care (fever should be gone without the use of fever reducing medicine).
* Avoid close contact(being within about 6feet with persons with influenza-type illness)
* Take preventative measures:
Boost your Immune system with: Acupuncture, herbs, supplements, good healthy nutrition.

People infected with seasonal and 2009 H1N1 flu, shed virus and may be able to infect others from 1day before getting sick to 5-7 days after. This can be longer in some people, especially children and people with weakened immune system.

Higher risk group

* Children younger than5 years of age.
*Persons aged 65 years or older.
* Children and adolescents ( younger than 18years old) Who are receiving long-term aspirin-therapy and who may be at risk contracting Reye Syndrome after influenza virus infection.
* Pregnant woman.
* Adults, children who have asthma, pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematologic, neurological, neuromuscular or metabolic disorders such as diabetes and kidney disease.
Adults and children who have immunosuppression ( including immunosuppression caused by medications or HIV)
* Residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities.Symptoms:

Fever, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea,respiratory problems without fever.

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