Rewiring the System


CDC … Oh My!

Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on May 1, 2009
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A Lama sent this to me today!

My mother got the 1918 flu and survived with a slight hearing loss.  It was told me that those who got the flu shot a few months ago have a variety of the H1N1 and are less likely to get anything like the scare tack-ticks.  Washing your hands and covering your mouth when coughing is always smart unless you like to stay in bed feeling terrible!

Here is what the Lama sent in an email just a few minutes ago:Pandemic Flu Planning
Checklist for Individuals & Families
You can prepare for an influenza pandemic now. You should know both the magnitude
of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help
lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your family. This checklist will
help you gather the information and resources you may need in case of a flu pandemic.
1. To plan for a pandemic:
Store a two week supply of water and food. During a pandemic, if you cannot get
to a store, or if stores are out of supplies, it will be important for you to have extra
supplies on hand. This can be useful in other types of emergencies, such as power
outages and disasters.
Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in
your home.
Have nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers,
stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and
vitamins.
Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they
got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with emergency response.
Get involved in your community as it works to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
2. To limit the spread of germs and prevent infection:
Teach your children to wash hands frequently with soap and water, and model the
current behavior.
Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, and be sure to model
that behavior.
Teach your children to stay away from others as much as possible if they are sick.
Stay home from work and school if sick.

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