H1N1 Michigan

Vaccinations for Fire and EMS Personnel

by mobrian on October 2, 2009

HINI and the USFA

U.S. Fire Administrator Urges H1N1 Vaccinations for Fire and EMS Personnel

With the first deliveries of the H1N1 vaccine already underway, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its mission to support first responders, joins the United States Fire Administration (USFA) in recommending that firefighters who provide emergency medical services (EMS) and EMS workers receive the H1N1 vaccination as soon as it becomes available in their local jurisdiction.

The Centers for Disease [click to continue…]


Swine Flu in Michigan

by mobrian on April 27, 2009

Wash Your Hands and If You’re Sick, Use a Sick Day

The first reported (listed as possible) case of the Swine flu has come to Michigan and was found in Livingston County today.  It brings about some important tips for the fire service and EMS providers in the State.  This flu virus is technically known as the H1N1

The CDC gives the following information about the virus

Case Definitions for Infection with Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus

A confirmed case of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is defined as a person with an acute febrile respiratory illness with laboratory confirmed swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection at CDC by one or more of the following tests:

  1. real-time RT-PCR
  2. viral culture

A probable case of swine influenza A (H1N1) [click to continue…]