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Information about the EW Flu(Influenza A / H1N1) to U.PORTO Community


1. What to do if you have flu symptoms:

if you have flu symptoms (Fever (>38ºC) and one of the following: respiratory problems, for example, if you have a cough or a blocked nose; a sore throat; general body or muscular pain; chills; headache; sudden onset of fatigue; vomiting or diarrhea) contact the saúde 24 hotline (808 24 24 24).

2. Avoid spreading the virus:

Implement respiratory infection prevention and control measures:
Wash your hands often with water and liquid soap (alternatively, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner). The proper hand hygiene is one of the most important measures to reduce the risk of spreading an infection from one person to another.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
If you do have the flu, stay home and avoid contacts with family and friends. Use a face mask in the case of unavoidable contact.
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, preferably with a disposable tissue; if you do not have a tissue close by, when you cough or sneeze cover your mouth as much as possible with the crook of your elbow, not your hands.
Put your used tissue in the waste bucket promptly after you use it.
Sanitize the facilities properly, using current soap and disinfectants, and ventilate the premises.

3. If you are travelling:

Check the recommendations for travellers (issued by the Ministry of Health / General Health Authorities or the World Health Organization).

4. Prepare, together with your family, for eventual emergency situations:

This can mean keeping your family health history updated and storing some essential items, such as food and medication. Follow your own plan!.

5. Keep yourself informed:

Updated information on Influenza A (H1N1) is available on the Internet at www.who.int/en/ (World Health Organization website) or at www.dgs.pt (National General Health Authorities). You can also find information and specific action taken at the University of Porto in the University’s website.

6. If You need some help from the University:

Please, contact our support line: 220 408 235 (Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.)
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