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H1N1 Flu Information for Parents & Community Members

On April 26th, 2009, the Centers for Disease Control declared a Public Health Emergency due to the H1N1 Influenza. The State Department of Education has compiled a list of resources and information (pdf). The general public  should continue the following measures that are effective in reducing the risk of spreading infectious diseases:

  • See your healthcare provider if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing. Dispose of used tissues properly.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

There are many resources out there that provide information.  Listed below are some to get you started to answer questions and concerns you may have.

Flu shot information

Center for Disease Control (CDC):

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/whatyoushouldknow.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/general_info.htm

World Health Organization:

World Health Organization

State of New Jersey – Department of Health and Human Services Links:

Pandemic Influenza and Planning:

DHSS Checklist for Families and Individuals (pdf)
DHSS Family Emergency Contact List (pdf)
DHSS Frequently Asked Questions
DHSS Fact Sheet:  Medications and Vaccines used to treat influenza