Flu Alerts and Prevention
At Meritain Health we want to keep you updated on the latest news about flu prevention, including the prevention of influenza A (H1N1), more commonly referred to as swine flu. We're doing this in several ways to help you and your employees take the appropriate steps to keep your workplaces as healthy as possible.
Click here for information on how you can keep your employees healthy and informed about flu prevention.
Click here for flyers available to help you communicate with your employees about what they can do to stay healthy during the upcoming flu season. Topics include:
- Basic information about H1N1 flu.
- Preventing the flu.
- What to do if you get the flu.
- Staying healthy.
Follow the links below to access a variety of educational resources that will help you stay on top:
- General information about H1N1 flu from the Centers for Disease Control.
- Information about workplace planning for a pandemic such as H1N1 flu from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and OSHA.
- Additionally, we encourage you to contact your state and local health departments for additional guidance on this topic.
The CDC has offered recommendations for everyday actions people can take to protect themselves from this new strain of flu.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. If you get sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Client Relationship Manager.