Content on this page was developed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic and has not been updated.
- The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
- The English language content on this website is being archived for historic and reference purposes only.
- For current, updated information on seasonal flu, including information about H1N1, see the CDC Seasonal Flu website.
H1N1 Flu and Seasonal Flu
Caring for Someone Sick at Home
December 5, 2009, 6:00 AM ET
Will you know what to do if someone in your home gets the flu?
This flu season could be worse than most flu seasons with more people than usual getting sick. Hospitals and clinics may be much busier than normal. The good news is that most people with flu will be able to be cared for at home and will feel better in about a week. Learn what you can do to help your family this flu season.
- About 2009 H1N1 Flu
- Flu Germs are Spread from Person to Person
- 2009 H1N1 Flu May be More Serious for Some
- Know the Symptoms of Flu
- Know the Emergency Warning Signs
Make a Sick Room
- Make a Sick Room, if You Can
- Follow the Sick Room Rules
- How to Clean the Sick Room
- Tips for Caregivers
Prevent Fluid Loss
- Tips to Prevent Fluid Loss (Dehydration)
- Check for Fluid Loss
- When to Get Medical Help for Fluid Loss
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