H1N1 Flu Virus


The Brant County Health Unit is working closely with the Brant Community Healthcare System and local physicians following confirmed cases of H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) identified in countries all over the world. On June 11, 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) raised the pandemic phase to phase 6.

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About H1N1 Flu Virus    Links
H1N1 flu virus is a respiratory illness that causes symptoms similar to those found in regular human seasonal flu. Symptoms include:    
» fever
» coughing
» shortness of breath
  » fatigue
» sore throat
» muscle aches
  » lack of appetite
» chills
» eye pain
    Current Advisories
    Public Health Agency
    of Canada:
What to do if you have flu-like symptoms:  
  • Contact your health care professionals and explain your symptoms.  

  • If you don't feel well, stay home. Don’t go to work, school or social events when you are ill. This will help prevent spreading germs to coworkers and friends. Children should also stay home from school and daycare when they feel sick.


Personal precautions:    
  1. Wash your hands regularly. (click here for more information)

  2. If you can’t wash your hands with soap and water, use a hand sanitizer

  3. Practice cough and sneeze etiquette, which includes coughing or sneezing into your elbow or shoulder area (click here for more information)

  4. Keep personal space if someone in your household is ill - at least six feet or two meters distance.

  5. If you're not feeling well, stay home.

  hand washing
  Health Professionals
  Pregnant Women
  Click here to visit our web site for Health Professionals
  Public Health Agency of Canada Fact Sheet
  Caring for People with Influenza
  Instructions for caregivers and sick individuals
   Summer Camps        
   Information for camp staff
   Information for parents
TeleHealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000  |  Public Health Agency Information Line: 1-800-454-8302  |  www.fightflu.ca
Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 October 2009 )