Friday, October 30, 2009

H1N1 Update

Hi everyone,

OK, here's the official update from the Government of Canada's official flu website:

High Risk Groups:
  1. Children under 5
  2. Women who are pregnant
  3. People with chronic conditions such as: heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, asthma and chronic lung disease, liver disease, blood disorders, severe obesity, immunosuppressed people, neurological disorders
Protect Yourself:
  1. Wash your hands frequently (for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based sanitizer)
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  3. Cough and sneeze into your arm
  4. Get your H1N1 shot
  5. Keep common surfaces clean and disinfected
  6. If you get sick...stay home!

For more information, including how to recognise symptoms, go to the Government of Canada's H1N1 Website

Source: Government of Canada website and brochure, read on Oct 30/09.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100