This wiki maintains a list of Influenza educational materials in many languages.

Preparedness and Prevention Edit

If you are in a high-risk area, you can prepare for an outbreak, and minimise the risk to your family:

  • Ensure that you have at least 3 days of food and water in stock. 3 weeks would be preferred. Also, keep a stock of chlorine bleach and disinfectant.
  • Ensure that you have a supply of basic medicines, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.
  • A surgical mask can help protect from coughs and other bodily fluids if you are in close proximity to an infected person. However, this will not provide total protection from airborne particles.
    • Consider the purchase of N95 style respirators if you are required to be in crowded places, or if you are at high risk.
  • If you are showing flu-like symptoms, seek medical treatment, and avoid close contact with others.
  • Do not go into your GP surgery, as you may spread the disease to others. Have a friend or relative who can visit the GP on your behalf do so.
    • If within 48 hours of onset of symptoms you can be provided Relenza or Tamiflu which will reduce the severity and duration of the flu symptoms, but will not cure the flu.
  • Don't panic - these simple measures give you the best possible advantage in the event of an outbreak.

Whether you are in a high-risk area or not, simple measures can help prevent an outbreak occuring:

  • Avoid personal contact, such as hugging, kissing or hand shaking.
  • Avoid crowded public places.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.
  • Carry and use alcohol-based waterless hand cleaner.
  • Do not bring shoes indoors.
  • If you are showing flu-like symptoms, seek medical treatment, and avoid close contact with others.
  • Don't panic - these simple measures give your community the best opportunity to avoid an outbreak.

Other Resources Edit

You can also find more information on WebMD.

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