|Novel H1N1 "Swine" Flu Resources from All Children's Hospital|
The novel 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that is causing the current pandemic has caused over 38,000 hospitalizations and 1700 deaths, including over 250 deaths in children, in the United States. Most of the deaths have occurred in young children and healthy adults under 65 years of age. Most of the influenza virus still circulating continues to be the pandemic strain. Fortunately, the number of patients presenting to clinics with flu-like illness and the number of hospitalizations from the flu have been decreasing. The H1N1 flu vaccine is now available for anyone who wants it. The vaccine is still recommended for persons at higher risk of flu complications, since the flu season in Florida tends to last through the month of March.
FLU ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
By answering "yes" or "no" to simple questions, our online questionnaire offers suggestions on how to treat your child, when she may need to be seen by her doctor, and when you should seek treatment at an emergency center.