H1N1 Flu

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NAN Memo: H1N1 Influenza A Virus

TO: NAN First Nations, Tribal Councils and NAN Members
FROM: Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler
UPDATE RE: H1N1 Influenza A Virus

H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu) - FACTS

UPDATED September 2009

The attached document answers these common questions about H1N1 Flu Virus (Human Swine Flu)

Proper Handwashing Poster

Attached is a Proper Handwashing poster.  The poster is available in 4 languages; English, Ojibway, Cree and Oji-cree.

The six steps are:

  1. Wet hands
  2. Use liquid soap
  3. Lather, rub and count to 20
  4. Rinse
  5. Towel or air dry hands
  6. Turn off taps with towel or sleeve

Cover your Cough

Stop the spread of germs thatmake you and others sick!Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze OR cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

Put your used tissue in the waste basket.

You may be asked to put on a surgical mask to protect others.

Clean your Hands after coughing or sneezing.

Wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds OR clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner.

The attached poster is available in 4 languages; English, Ojibway, Cree and Oji-cree.

Caring for H1N1 Flu Cases and Contacts

Download the attached document for instruction on caring for H1N1 flu cases and contacts.

  • Instruction for Confirmed or Suspect H1N1 Cases
  • Instruction for Contacts of H1N1 Cases
  • Instruction for Caregivers of H1N1 Cases

Source: Interim Guidelines for Cases and Contacts were provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - April 30, 2009

The document is available in 4 languages; English, Ojibway, Cree and Oji-cree.

NAN Memo: H1N1 Influenza A Virus

TO: NAN First Nations, Tribal Councils and NAN Members
FROM: Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler
UPDATE RE: H1N1 Influenza A Virus (Human Swine Influenza)

Thursday, April 30, 2009 as of 4:00 pm (EST)

As of April 30, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the Phase of Pandemic Alert to Phase 5, that means that there are more H1N1 Influenza A outbreaks in more than two countries of the world now.

Notice: Swine Flu is now officially called H1N1 Flu Virus

Please note the Swine Flu is now officially called H1N1 flu virus.

On April 29, 2009 the World Health Organization raised the global pandemic alert level to 5. No emergency declaration has been made in Canada.

There are 7 confirmed H1N1 flu virus cases in Ontario. All of the cases have mild illness and are recovering at home. Six of the 7 cases travelled to Mexico and we are waiting to find out about travel for the seventh case.

There have been no cases of H1N1 flu virus reported on reserve.

News Release: Government of Canada Provides Update on Prevention Measures Being Taken Regarding Swine Flu

April 28, 2009 3:55 pm

For immediate release

(OTTAWA) Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler-Jones today provided an update to Canadians on further actions that have been taken by the Government of Canada in the management of the swine flu outbreak. The federal government continues to work closely with the provinces and territories and international partners to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

News Release: Four Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu in Ontario

All Four Cases Are Mild And Recovering At Home

News

Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, says there are four confirmed cases of swine flu in Ontario.

All cases involved travel to Mexico. Laboratory testing has confirmed that the swine flu virus is the same as the one in Mexico and the United States.

Three of the cases are in Durham Region and one is in York Region.

All four cases are considered mild and the individuals are recovering at home.

Travel Health Warning Issued for Mexico

As of April 27 2009, travellers from Canada are recommended to postpone elective or non-essential travel to Mexico until further notice.

For more information go to the Public Health Agency of Canada's information page here.