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H1N1 Influenza

H1N1 Influenza

Symptoms

Signs of H1N1 Influenza are the same as for seasonal flu. It includes fever, cough ,headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, runny nose, some people may experience vomiting and diarrhoea more common in children.

It is critical that influenza H1N1 be highly considered in any pregnant woman with influenza-like illness (fever, muscle pain and/or dry cough.

High risk groups  include pregnant women; people with underlying medical conditions lung condition, asthma as well as people with depressed or weak immune system

Other risk factors for severe illness may include : chronic heart and lung condition; HIV/AIDS; asthma and diabetes.

According to NICD(National Institute for Communicable Diseases), routine testing of all persons with influenza-like illness for H1N1 is not recommended, and laboratory focus has to be on identifying persons with more severe illness.

MomConnect and NurseConnect Statistics

MomConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Cumulative total of public subscriptions using the code: *134*550# 364 860
2 Cumulative total of CHW identified subscriptions using the code *134*550*3# 36 121
3 Cumulative total of clinic registrations using the code: *134*550*2# 1 530 990
4 Cumulative total of facilities with at least one registration 4 648
5 Total number of unique cellphone numbers 1 770 988
6 Total number of opt outs received 144 660

NurseConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Total Registrations 19 254
1.1 National 9
1.2 Province 1,090
1.3 Facility 18 155
2 Facilities with at least one registration 2 935
3 Total Number of Opt-outs 411

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