H1N1 Virus Precautions

There is no vaccine available yet to prevent Influenza A (H1N1) Virus, also known as "Swine flu". The risk of for Influenza A (H1N1) Virus is reduced by taking steps to reduce the chance of being exposed to respiratory infections.

ways to reduce risks from influenza a (h1n1) virus in pregnant women and infants

These steps include:

    • Frequent hand washing.

    • Minimize contact with sick individuals.

    • Have all persons around you cover cough.

    • Avoiding, when possible, crowded settings in communities having outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) Virus.

    • Breast feed your infant; infants who are not breast fed are more vulnerable to infections and hospitalization than breast fed infants.

    • Keep your infant away from persons who are ill and out of crowded areas.

    • Limit sharing of toys and other items that have been in infants’ mouth. Wash thoroughly with soap and water any items that have been in an infants’ mouth.

if you are our ob patient and you are being treated for influenza a (h1n1) virus please follow your providers instructions below:

Influenza A (H1N1) Instructions

    • Take all medications as instructed. Do not discontinue therapy unless advised by our office.

    • If you have any side effects, questions or concern call the office.

    • Stay out of work until therapy is completed and/or you are symptom free.

    • Please attempt to isolate yourself as much as possible so as not to infect others.

    • Have ALL your family members see their medical provider as soon as possible.

    • Take your temperature every six hours. If you do not have a thermometer please get one. This is very important, high fevers can affect the fetus.

    • If your temperature is 100.4 or higher take acetaminophen (Tylenol) two 500mg tablets every 6-8 hours. If this does not control your fever call the office.