H1N1 Influenza Virus Information for Residents
How to protect yourself and others from infection
The H1N1 influenza virus is an important health issue for everyone. There are steps you can take to protect
yourself and others from coming down with the influenza virus.
Stay home if you have symptoms of influenzalike illness (ILI)
o ILI symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, body aches, fatigue (tired) and lack of appetite.
o If you are sick, avoid going to work, classes or being in large crowds as you can spread influenza easily to others.
Visit those who are sick only if necessary.
o If you are sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (without the use of a feverreducing
o If you know someone who is sick and needs assistance, or if you are showing influenza symptoms, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (306) 5855450 immediately.
Practice coughing and sneezing etiquette
o Sneeze and cough into your elbow or sleeve or use a tissue. After wiping or blowing
your nose with a tissue, throw away the tissue and wash your hands. Keep your fingers