Please keep yourself updated on the current outbreak as this continues.
The best source of information is available through the Centers for Disease Control. The web address is http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu.
The Nebraska Health Department also has a web site dedicated to h1n1 information. http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/H1N1Flu
The Lincoln/Lancaster County Health Department also has some information posted. http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/health
Remember these basic three prevention strategies to contain and limit the spread of influenza:
Hand Hygiene after out in public, and before touching your eyes nose or mouth with your hands/fingers.
Practice good cough etiquette. This means no coughing or sneezing into your hands. Use your sleeve/elbow area.
If you are ill with the influenza like symptoms do not come to work or go out in public until symptoms resolve.
Symptoms of influenza are:
Fever (greater than 100°F or 37.8°C)
Diarrhea and Vomiting have also been reported in some H1N1 flu cases
Cover your Cough Information: Cover Cough Flyer
Preventing Flu Tips: Tips on Preventing the Flu
Preparedness at home: Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
Safe use of PPE: PPE Poster
Isolation/Precautions: Current Precautions for H1N1 influenza 9-16-09
Employee Influenza Screening Algorithm: Employee Flu Algorithm
Healthcare Personnel at High Risk for Complications (Joint Statement): SHEA, APIC, ACOEM, and IDSA Joint Position Statement-Healthcare Personnel at High-Risk for Severe Influenza Illness
Patient Education Material: CDC H1N1 Flu | H1N1 Flu and You
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