H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: what you need to know

H1N1 has sure made our lives more complicated, hasn’t it? It used to be complicated enough staying up to date with one influenza virus, the “seasonal” or winter flu, now we have H1N1, swine flu, to worry about, too. In other words, we now have two flu seasons instead of one. H1N1 and “seasonal” flu have a few important differences: H1N1 is a distinct virus from “seasonal” flu. H1N1 doesn’t … [Read more...]

Handling Flu in School in the Era of H1N1

You know one of these days it will happen. On the day when you least expect it (and often when it is least convenient) the school nurse will call in form you that your child has “flu like symptoms with a fever” and needs to be picked up. Now what? … [Read more...]

Flu Shots

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Bug of the Month: Swine Flu (Influenza H1N1 Virus)

Swine Flu is Influenza H1N1. This virus is very, very similar to season flu mentioned above. Important points to focus on: 1. You have to have flu symptoms to worry about having Swine Flu. 2. The people most at risk are the people who have either visited Mexico recently or come in contact with people exposed to the virus through those people. 3. The best way to avoid further spread of the virus is … [Read more...]


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