Handling H1N1 in Australia-Iowa and Mass. need to take note!

I was hunting for any details as to what preliminary trials had shown, or not?.

Very little except that it was “as expected”????

But, they Would NOT be giving it to children yet,

Hmm? but its ok to give to pregnant women?

anyway here is How the Aussie health,school community is advised to cope.

A MASSIVE difference to the insane rules and regs talked of in the above named US States indeed!

Health Emergency – Health professionals

Key elements of the new Phase of PROTECT are:

1. A focus on early treatment of people who may be vulnerable to severe outcomes. These people include pregnant women and those with respiratory disease (asthma, COPD), heart disease, diabetes, renal disease, morbid obesity, and immunosuppression.
2. Identification and early treatment of those with moderate or severe disease especially in people with respiratory difficulty.
3. Control of outbreaks in institutional settings, such as special schools.
4. Voluntary home isolation for those with mild disease with supportive treatment only, such as over the counter medication. Antiviral therapy from the national or state medical stockpiles will not be provided to these patients or their household contacts, unless they belong to vulnerable groups or are in institutional settings. Contacts will not be placed into quarantine.
5. Testing would be directed to identification of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in people with moderate or severe illness, people more vulnerable to severe illness or those in institutional settings.
6. Increased identification and monitoring of hospital admissions, ICU admissions and death in cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 infection and monitoring of clinical outcomes throughout the influenza season.
7. Increased testing for influenza at sentinel sites in the community to identify levels of community transmission and the strain of circulating influenza viruses.
8. Ongoing monitoring of the virus for the emergence of antiviral resistance, genomic drift or reassortment that could herald a change to greater virulence.

If you care to go to the home tab on this site, you can also find the latest lists of illness death and hospitalised patients.

310809 updates on flu and vacc

Update Bulletin 12pm 010909

I am NOT sure if the PDF files have worked. as of 1st Sept 09 we have 4,440.

For a population of 22 or so million I figure it’s a low incidence.

I did see they think…either One shot for everyone..or half the population if 2 doses needed, and No mention , so far?, of mandatory.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Sammie Demasters on March 13, 2013 at 4:44 am

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