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Forum topic by rustedknuckles posted 10-27-2009 07:55 PM 674 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rustedknuckles

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10-27-2009 07:55 PM

So it has officially arrived in my area of Eastern Canada. We are starting to see cases of the dreaded H1N1 flu in our schools, ironically the vacine became available today. What kind of precautions are people taking to aviod this beast? By the way one case that was reported yesterday appears to be very serious, the young man is in hospital and things are not looking good for him.

I’ve instructed my staff of school bus drivers in proper personal hygiene (hand washing) and provided them with alcohol based wipes to clean the high touch surfaces of their buses. Apart from recomending they get the vacine and staying home if they are experiencing symptoms of the flu I’m not sure what else I can do.

Remember folks, wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, use hand sanitizers that are at least 60 % alcohol.

-- Dave- New Brunswick


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Mario

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 08:10 PM

This (site) is (Was) my escape from H1N1 as I am the IT coodrinator of a district Health Department in Michigan.

It sounds like you have instructed staff correctly.

I look forward to when this whole thing is behind us and work can return to normal. We are not able to keep up with this with the staff that we have left and the stat is talking about cutting our budget this year!! WOW.

-- Hope Never fails

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Bill Davis

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 12:34 AM

Here’s a couple of blog articles that refer to ways of avoiding this mild flu which kills less people that regular, not-in-the-headlines flu types that are around every year.

http://pi-bill-articles.blogspot.com/2009/07/h1ow-n1ot-to-get-swine-flu.html#comments
http://pi-bill-articles.blogspot.com/2009/06/swine-flu-h1n1-virus.html

And another info article on this not so monster threat.
http://pi-bill-articles.blogspot.com/2009/07/swine-flu-vaccine-deja-vu-all-over.html

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John Gray

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 05:16 AM

FYI – I got my H1N1 shot last week and it will be effective in 2 weeks they told me. Oh and the regular flu shot a couple of weeks before that. I’m 64 and considered high risk…...diabetic, one kidney, OCPD…...yada, yada, yada.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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WhoMe

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 06:00 AM

Here in the Orange County/Los Angeles area, as of today the news is reporting that if you are not part of the ‘target’ groups (young, pregnant, health issues..) you will not get the H1N1 vaccine until supplies become more available. And in asking around for the seasonal flue vaccine, some places and doctors offices are already out. I was at my doctor’s today and he mentioned some of the batches of the standard Flu vaccine had been bad so that is shortening up the supply. He said he ran out 2 weeks ago and he doesn’t know when they will get more of either vaccine. Not a good thing.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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