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  • The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
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H1N1 Flu and Seasonal Flu

Caring for Someone Sick at Home

December 5, 2009, 6:00 AM ET

Image of sick patients at homeWill 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.

Basic Facts

Make a Sick Room

Prevent Fluid Loss

Medicine Safety

Treat Symptoms

 
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