Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

 

 

Effective, November 16, 2009, Niagara Region Public Health is making the H1N1 vaccine available to all Niagara residents who want it.

For more information about H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinic locations throughout Niagara, go to www.niagararegion.ca

 

H1N1 Influenza
First identified in April 2009, novel A H1N1 influenza (originally called “swine flu”) was declared to be a global pandemic (Stage 6) by the World Health Organization in June 2009.

Since June it has continued its spread around the world, particularly in congregated areas and during winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Incidents in North America have been increasing slightly since schools, colleges and universities resumed in late summer.  In Niagara, confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus have had signs and symptoms that are generally mild, similar to seasonal influenza.

The University's administration continues to monitor the H1N1 pandemic and are working with internal and external stakeholders to minimize impact and disruption at Brock as the world and community situation unfolds.  This website is updated regularly with information, advice and links to serve the needs of Brock students, faculty, staff and guests in preventing and mitigating the effects of H1N1.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms:

Sudden fever, cough, and possibly sneezing, aches, pain, nausea, dizziness)
  • Stay home and get better
  • Keep a 2m distance from other people
  • If you are sick enough to require medical attention, call your doctor. Let the University know by documenting your status at “Got Flu”
  • If you have general questions about H1N1 and your symptoms, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Or students can call Health Services at ext. SICK (7425)
  • Click here for more information.
     
Fight Flu Key Prevention Strategies:

Frequent and thorough handwashing
Regular touch point cleaning
Keep hands away from face
Cough into elbow or tissue
Maintain healthy diet & sleep
STAY HOME IF ILL
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