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Title: This Year Its A Different Flu Season


1
This Year Its A Different Flu Season
  • Being prepared for influenza a pandemic

Developed by Grey Bruce Health Unit, September
2009
2
Different How?
  • 2 types of flu viruses circulating
  • Seasonal flu virus
  • Pandemic virus
  • 2 flu vaccines developed

3
Symptoms To Look For
4
The Spread of Influenza
  • Person to person through droplets
  • Cough
  • Sneeze
  • Contaminated Surface

5
When a Family Member is Sick
  • Rest away from others
  • Keep personal items separate
  • Disinfect items surfaces
  • One person as caregiver
  • Wear disposable gloves
  • Mask use

6
When To Seek Medical Care
  • Call you health care provider if you
  • develop symptoms when
  • Pregnant
  • Have heart or lung disease
  • Have chronic health problems
  • Are elderly
  • Have illness that affects immune system

7
Medical Care for Children
  • Fast or difficult breathing
  • Increased drowsiness irritability
  • Not drinking enough fluids signs of dehydration
  • Symptoms become worse

8
Hand Hygiene
9
Respiratory Etiquette
10
Prepare for the Flu
  • Thermometer
  • Soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable gloves
  • Surgical masks
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Bleach/Household Disinfectant
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Extra supply of special foods, medicine,
    equipment

11
Annual Flu Vaccine
  • Anyone 6 months or older
  • Needed every year
  • Reduce risk of illness
  • Reduce severity of symptoms

12
Prevent the Flu
  • Wash hands often
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Cover coughs sneezes
  • Hands away from face
  • Disinfect common surfaces
  • Stay home when sick
  • Get the flu shot

13
Childcare / Schools
  • Tracking illness in Grey Bruce Schools
  • Parents report symptoms when notifying school of
    childs absence
  • Children excluded if have
  • Fever Cough
  • And one of following Sore
    throat, Aches pains, Weakness
  • Children under 5
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea may be present
  • Fever may not be prominent
  • Return when
  • No fever
  • Well enough to participate

14
Long Term Care / Retirement Homes
  • Visitor restrictions
  • Remind visitors of healthy practices
  • Signage at entries
  • Staff exclusions
  • 7 days after onset
  • No fever
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Mask
  • Eye protection
  • Gloves gown when necessary
  • Hand hygiene

15
Additional Information
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca
  • 1-800-263-3456
  • ServiceOntario INFOline 1-800-476-9708 800 am
    - 800 pm (7days/wk)
  • Ministry of Health and Long Term
    Care www.health.gov.on.ca  Hotline
    1-888-668-4636
  • Telehealth Ontario
  • 1-866-797-0000   Telephone assessment and
    triage
  • World Health Organization www.who.int/en/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/   American content
  • Fight Fluwww.fightflu.ca
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • http//www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/h1n1/inde
    x-eng.php
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