What do I do if I have these symptoms?
Stay home if you get sick and limit close contact with others. Remain at home until your fever has been gone for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medications. If you work in a hospital or other healthcare setting around people at high risk of complications from flu, stay home for 7 days after symptoms began or until your symptoms are gone, whichever is longer.

If you are at risk for complications of influenza, call your health care provider. Follow your provider’s advice.

If you have mild symptoms, do not call your health care provider or visit the hospital emergency room. Get plenty of rest, drink fluids, take fever reducing medications if needed. WARNING. DO NOT give aspirin or aspirin-containing medications to children and youth 18 years and younger.

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1. What is the difference between seasonal flu and this new strain of H1N1?
2. What is novel H1N1 Flu and how is it transmitted?
3. How can I avoid getting infected?
4. What are the symptoms of H1N1 flu?
5. What are considered severe symptoms?
6. What do I do if I have these symptoms?
7. Who is at risk of complications of flu?
8. Should I be tested for H1N1 flu?
9. Is there a vaccine for H1N1 flu?
10. What are the priority groups for getting the novel H1N1 vaccine?
11. How many doses of novel H1N1 vaccine do you need?
12. If I experience flu symptoms, do I need medication?
13. How do you prevent the spread of H1N1 flu?
14. What should I do if someone I live with is sick with flu-like symptoms or someone I live with has the H1N1 flu?
15. Will schools be closed if a lot of children start getting sick?
16. I work with the elderly; should I continue to work with them?