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.
2009 H1N1 Influenza Part I: A Century of Influenza
In this presentation, Dr. Juan Dumois instructs physicians on how to appropriately treat patients with influenza infections, promote optimal use of influenza vaccines, and use updated guidelines for pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza ("swine flu") in treating patients.
2009 H1N1 Influenza Part II
In this follow-up presentation, Dr. Dumois advises medical professionals how to relate flu epidemiology and history to clinical practice, and implement current guidelines for pandemic flu management and prevention.
Florida Dept. of Health H1N1 Swine Flu Information Page
This page contains a comprehensive collection of resources for individuals, families, healthcare providers, educators and communities about H1N1 Influenza. General facts, risk information, preparedness partners, and multilingual resources are listed. Individuals may also sign up for email alerts about H1N1 from the FL Dept. of Health media releases.