While most people will recover from the Influenza A (H1N1) virus, there are several groups of people who are at high risk of developing complications from it. Knowing that you are in a high-risk group can help you protect yourself and your loved ones
To help keep yourself flu-free, you should know if you are at higher risk of developing complications from Influenza A (H1N1).
Influenza A (H1N1) (Children)
If you are in one of the high-risk groups above, you may want to consider wearing a mask when you go out.
However, keep in mind that masks should be changed regularly to be effective as they generally provide limited time protection. They should be replaced every eight hours, when they are moist or if you sneeze or cough into them.
If you decide to wear a mask on your way to see your doctor, remember not to take your mask off, on your way home.
Wash your hands frequently. It is important to wash your hands with both soap and water to get rid of any germs that may be lingering around. If soap and water are unavailable, alcohol-based hand sanitisers are a good alternative.
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If you are in one of the groups above and if you have flu-like symptoms, do not self-medicate. You should see your regular specialist immediately or see a doctor at your nearest pandemic preparedness clinic (PPC) or polyclinic.
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