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Infectious disease specialist answers H1N1 questions

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As the state prepares to begin school vaccinations against H1N1 flu, the doctors at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children have compiled the "Top 10 Questions Parents are Asking about H1N1," including special considerations for pregnant women. The Q&A list is available online at www.kapiolani.org/H1N1.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Marian Melish contributed to the Q&A list.

The Top 10 Questions Parents are Asking about H1N1

  1. What is the difference between seasonal flu and H1N1 flu?
  2. How do I know if my child has H1N1 flu? Should they be tested?
  3. How can I make my child feel better?
  4. Does my child need to see a doctor?
  5. How long is my child contagious?
  6. If I have a child home sick with 2009 H1N1 flu, should I go to work?
  7. Should my family wear facemasks?
  8. Does my child need an antiviral drug?
  9. How should I treat a fever?
  10. My child is vomiting, is that normal with H1N1?
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