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Student Protocol

Symptoms include:

  • Fever of 99.9 degrees or greater or chills and
  • Cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Incubation and Infectious Period
  • The incubation period for H1N1infection is one to seven days.
  • The infectious period for H1N1 is defined as one day prior to the onset of illness to 24 hours after the fever ends without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • The illness has been presenting as mild flu symptoms with a fever lasting two to three days.
  • The H1N1 virus lives on surfaces for two to eight hours.
  • Current data indicate the risk of infection among persons age 65 or older is less than the risk for younger age groups (as compared to seasonal influenza).