H1N1 Information and Resources
The second wave of H1N1 has hit Ottawa. If you, or someone you know, has a cough and a fever, please assume you have been stricken with H1N1. If your symptoms become serious, especially if you have trouble breathing, go directly to an ER or visit your family doctor. Otherwise, treat it as you would the regular seasonal flu. Lots of rest and fluids.
Again–IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING, GO TO EMERGENCY, OR TO YOUR FAMILY DOCTOR!!! If not, try to tough it out.
Symptoms of H1N1 flu are similar to seasonal influenza (flu) including headache, chills and cough followed by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur in adults as well as in children. In more severe cases, or in people with chronic conditions, complications such as pneumonia may develop. (Information from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website.)
For medical advice, see your doctor, or contact Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000
For additional information about influenza and the H1N1 variant, please click on the following links:
- Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website
- Public Health Agency of Canada’s H1N1 website