I support this public education tool. Michael L. Sharp, MT(ASCP) Director Laboratory Services Sky Lakes Medical Center msharp@xxxxxxxxxxxx Ph 541-274-6239 Fx 541-274-6241 2865 Daggett Avenue Klamath Falls, OR 97601 ________________________________ From: kcimt_mag-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kcimt_mag-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monte Keady Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 5:05 PM To: kcimt_mag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [kcimt_mag] Question For those of you who aren't familiar with listserv emails, let me share a little. For those of you who are, just ignore this part. Save kcimt_mag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <http://kcfd1.kcfd1.com/exchange/training/#> to your contacts and when you want to talk to the Medical Advisory Group, just sent a message to this email address. If you receive a message from this, just reply to the email and it will go to everyone. It is kind of like a large email group that is managed by someone else. The question is... We are thinking of using this matrix as a public education tool. Any issues... Know the Difference between a Cold and H1N1 Flu Symptoms: Symptom Cold H1N1 Flu Fever Fever is rare Temperatures of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days Coughing A hacking (mucus-producing) cough is often present A dry cough is usually present Aches Slight body aches and pains Severe aches and pains Stuffy Nose Stuffy nose is commonly present and typically resolves spontaneously within a week Stuffy nose is not commonly present Chills Chills are uncommon Chills occur in 60% of cases Tiredness Tiredness is fairly mild Tiredness is moderate to severe Sneezing Sneezing is commonly Sneezing is not common Sudden Symptoms Symptoms tend to develop over a few days Rapid onset within 3-6 hours with sudden symptoms of high fever - muscle aches - shortness of breath - tight chest Headache Headaches are fairly mild Headache occur in 80% of cases Sore Throat Sore throat is commonly present Sore throat is not commonly present Chest Discomfort Chest discomfort is mild to moderate Chest discomfort is often severe Monte B Keady Division Chief - Training/EMS Klamath County Fire District No. 1 143 N Broad Street, Klamath Falls OR 97601 541.885.2059 ext.109 Confidentiality Notice: This e-mail message (including any attachments) is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.