H1N1 Awareness

What are the symptoms?

  • Symptoms are similar to the seasonal flu
  • Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue; possibly diarrhea and vomiting

What are the emergency warning signs?
Seek immediate medical care if you experience:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Severe or persistent vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

What is NOVA doing to protect faculty, staff and students?

  • Taking appropriate measures to provide a clean environment to help prevent the spread of H1N1 and other germs
  • Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in common areas
  • Educating faculty, staff and students

What are my responsibilities?

  • Stay home when sick or go home if you become sick. Tell your professor or supervisor about your symptoms if you suspect flu.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Wash Hands-before & after eating, after using restroom, after using common items such as telephones, computers etc…
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

Where can I learn more?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Virginia Department of Health

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