Crown Point Community School Corporation

    Update on 2009 H1N1 Flu & Seasonal Flu

    May 2010

    The following will give a brief update on the most current information.

    Informational Update on Flu Activity:

    • As of the CDC update May 7th, flu activity in the United States continues to decline. Flu is unpredictable and sporadic. Cases of both seasonal and 2009 H1N1 will continue to occur during the spring and summer months in the United States.

    • People can spread the 2009 H1N1 flu from 1 day before showing symptoms to 5 to 7 days after symptoms begin. This can last longer in children and people with medical conditions.

    • The 2009 H1N1 flu virus can live on surfaces and get people sick for 2 to 8 hours after landing on a surface.

    Reminders for Staying Healthy:

    Get Vaccinated: Still considered the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. The CDC continues to vaccinate against H1N1.

    Take Everyday Actions to Stay Healthy:

    1. Wash your hands often with soap and hot water.

    2. When soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based hand rub or a gel sanitizer.

    3. Stay away from people who are sick.

    4. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

    5. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth because germs spread this way.

    6. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever (100 degrees or higher) is gone.

    Stay Informed:

    The CDC website: www.cdc.gove/h1n1flu will be updated regularly.

    Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.

Last Modified on February 5, 2010