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  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

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    <!--webbot bot="Include" i-checksum="48670" endspan -->Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

    If you are sick

    Influenza-like symptoms include fever, coughing, fatigue, lack of appetite, and sore throat. There may also be vomiting and diarrhea, particularly in children.

    If you get influenza-like symptoms, but are otherwise healthy, stay home to avoid infecting others and treat the symptoms.

    If you are pregnant, have underlying health problems or your symptoms get worse, contact your health care provider for advice.


    Vaccines
    H1N1 Influenza Vaccine
    Health Canada has authorized the H1N1 vaccine. This means that the vaccine has proven to be both safe and effective. It is the best protection against the H1N1 influenza virus. The H1N1 Pandemic Vaccine will be available through public health mass immunization clinics. These will be administered by the regional health authorities.
    There is no cost for the vaccine. Remember to bring your MCP card with you to the clinic.
    Frequently Asked Questions on the H1N1 vaccine


    For information on clinics currently scheduled in your area, choose your health region:H1N1 School Immunization Schedules
    Seasonal Influenza Vaccination


    For this year, the Department of Health and Community Services recommends the seasonal influenza vaccine for:
    • anyone over the age of 65;
    • residents of long-term care homes; and,
    • adults and children with chronic heart or lung disease or with other diseases severe enough to require regular medical treatment or hospital care (such as severe asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, etc.). The vaccine will be available at no cost for these individuals.
    Anyone in these recommended groups should get the seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.
    All others should get the H1N1 pandemic vaccine first.

    Similar to previous years, the seasonal influenza vaccinations this year will be available from both physician offices and public health clinics.

    Antivirals
    Due to increased influenza-like-illness activity and laboratory confirmed H1N1 cases in the province, <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = NS0 /><NS0:STATE w:insAuthor="Unknown" w:insDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z" w:endInsAuthor="Unknown" w:endInsDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z">Newfoundland</NS0:STATE> and <NS0:PLACE w:insAuthor="Unknown" w:insDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z" w:endInsAuthor="Unknown" w:endInsDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z">Labrador</NS0:PLACE>’s share of the National Antiviral Stockpile (NAS) was released on October 16, as a precautionary measure. The experience to date with H1N1 in <NS0:PLACE w:insAuthor="Unknown" w:insDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z" w:endInsAuthor="Unknown" w:endInsDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z"><NS0:COUNTRY-REGION w:insAuthor="Unknown" w:insDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z" w:endInsAuthor="Unknown" w:endInsDate="2009-10-19T16:38:00Z">Canada</NS0:COUNTRY-REGION></NS0:PLACE> is that it is still a mild disease.

    Antivirals can reduce influenza symptoms, shorten the length of illness, and reduce the serious complications of influenza if taken within 48 hours of getting sick. Antivirals do not provide immunity against the virus and should not be confused with the H1N1 vaccine.

    Currently the use of anti-virals is indicated only for those patients who have severe disease, or who are at risk of complications. People at a higher risk of complications for the H1N1 influenza virus include:
      • individuals with chronic conditions such as heart or kidney disease, diabetes, asthma and chronic lung disease, suppressed immune systems, neurological disorders, liver disease, blood disorders and severe obesity;
      • children under five years of age; and,
      • women who are pregnant.
    Not all patients with H1N1 influenza need to either see their doctor, or receive an antiviral medication. People with mild influenza-like-illness and no chronic health conditions should stay at home to prevent spread to others and should contact their health care provider if their disease becomes more severe.

    Health care providers will determine if individuals require antiviral treatment for H1N1 influenza and it must be prescribed by a physician. The prescription can be filled at pharmacies across the province. Antiviral medications include Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) and Relenza (Zanamivir). Residents and visitors of the province who meet the criteria for antiviral use will be eligible to receive the medication free of charge.

    The province has enough antivirals to treat anyone who may require it.


    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/hsi/h1n1_info.htm
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    Re: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

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    Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

    Updated Thursday, November 12, 2009
    The H1N1 virus is circulating in our communities. To date, the majority of cases have been mild however the provincial health care system is preparing for the possibility of a more widespread outbreak.
    Consistent with other jurisdictions, testing is now done only on a limited basis to show the magnitude of the H1N1 virus in our communities. Newfoundland and Labrador will now move to regular reporting of hospitalized H1N1 cases.
    To date, there have been 107 hospitalized H1N1 influenza cases and five H1N1-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
    H1N1 School Immunization Schedules


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    http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/hsi/default.htm
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      Re: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus as of 01/04/2010

      Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

      Updated Wednesday, January 4, 2010

      The H1N1 virus is circulating in our communities. To date, the majority of cases have been mild however the provincial health care system is preparing for the possibility of a more widespread outbreak.

      Consistent with other jurisdictions, testing is now done only on a limited basis to show the magnitude of the H1N1 virus in our communities. Newfoundland and Labrador will now move to regular reporting of hospitalized H1N1 cases.

      To date, there have been 267 H1N1-confirmed hospitalizations and eighteen (18) H1N1-related deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador.

      H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
      H1N1 School Immunization Schedules

      http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/hsi/default.htm
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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        Re: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

        According to Surveillance Canada today (01/07/10), Newfounland had 3 H1N1 related deaths in the past week for a total of 19.

        http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-ale...llance-eng.php
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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          Re: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

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          </TD><TD class=NewsHeader>More H1N1 Related Deaths in Province</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>There is still no word from health officials on three H1N1-related deaths in the province. The latest numbers are posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial Health and Community Services websites. There were 6 H1N1-related deaths in the country between December 30th and January 7th. Besides the three deaths in this province, there were two in Ontario and one in British Columbia. Details of the deaths in this province have not been made public. So far, Health Minister Jerome Kennedy has not been available for comment. There have been 19 H1N1 related deaths in this province so far.

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            Re: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador - Information on H1N1 Influenza Virus

            There was an adjustment on Surveillance Canada today (01/12/10)

            The death toll in Newfoundland is now at 18.

            http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-ale...llance-eng.php
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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