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CDC Updates H1N1 Guidance

December 2nd, 2009

CDC has updated its guidance on preventing transmission of 2009 H1N1 influenza in dental health care settings. Specific recommendations include encouraging all personnel to receive the seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines, screening patients through reminder calls and at check-in for possible flu-like symptoms in order to reschedule non-urgent care for patients with influenza-like illness, and using an airborne infection isolation room, N95 respirators, and infection control measures for personnel or urgent care patients with influenza-like illness.