H1N1 Overview


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Description of Video content.
  1. Introduction
    1. Hi, my name is Dr. MCS., and I’m an internist and senior physician at the McGill University Health Center in Montreal. With the appearance of the H1N1 virus in the spring of 2009, people around the world have become increasingly concerned about their health, and the health of their families’. They’re asking important questions about what they can do to protect themselves. (Rest assured) that our understanding of this disease is advancing quickly and that there are a number of treatment and prevention options available to doctors. You also might be comforted to know that there are several simple measures that you can take to minimize the risk of catching or spreading the virus. Without a doubt, H1N1 is a global concern, and people everywhere are looking for answers. That’s why this educational video was created. It’s a collaboration between myself, and an authority on the subject - the director of infectious diseases department at the MUHC, Dr. ML.. Together we provide you:
      1. A short background of disease
      2. Information to help you recognize the symptoms of H1N1
      3. Actions you can take to reduce the risk of catching or spreading at work, home, school
    2. Navigation
      1. Click on any section, tips or frequently asked questions you wish to view
      2. There are links to additional information sources from government agencies and news media


  1. Disease overview/backgrounder
    1. Should ML introduce himself here?
    2. Symptoms, duration
      1. First and most important seems to be sudden appearance of fever of about 100ºF (37.8º C)
      2. Suddenly feeling ill or “down”
      3. Cough often develops 24 – 48 hrs after fever
      4. Others include muscle and joint aches, chills, a sore throat, runny nose or a headache
      5. Signs of the illness last 2 - 4 days
      1. Some develop nausea, vomiting and diarrhea