Seasonal Flu in the Workplace: 2009 H1N1 Influenza

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NIOSH Activities: 2009 H1N1 Influenza-related Health Hazard Evaluations

The 2009-2010 influenza season saw the emergence of the 2009 H1N1 influenza (flu) virus which caused the first influenza pandemic (global outbreak of disease caused by a new flu virus) in more than 40 years. During this period NIOSH conducted several health hazard evaluations to assess workplace exposures to flu. These reports identified ways of reducing risks to workers during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic. Guidance and recommendations in these reports may be applicable to current and future influenza seasons.