13 August, 2009

On 12:07:00 PM by Aliza in

Are you a Contact?

Close contact with someone with Influenza-like illness (ILI) may expose you to the Influenza A (H1N1-2009) virus. You may also be a contact if you are caring for someone with ILI. The infected person is infectious 24 hours before the infected person’s symptoms appear and continues throughout the period that he/she is ill. Exposure can take place anywhere - at school, work, and even at home

What should you do if either you or your child is a contact?

Avoid further close contact with the person who is ill to reduce the chance of being infected.

Monitor your health and watch out for these flu-like symptoms:



Children who are contacts

should refrain from playing with other children outside or inside your home as children may continue playing even when they start having flu-like symptoms and this would put other children at risk.

monitor the health of both you and your child closely. High-risk groups are:

• Children <5>

• Pregnant women

• Have underlying medical conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, heart

disease, diabetes or kidney disease

• On dialysis

• On immunosuppressants

• Undergoing cancer treatment

• On long-term aspirin therapy

• Persons aged 65 years and older

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