H1N1 Influenza Virus
In March of 2009, human cases of infection with a novel strain of influenza A virus (H1N1), originally referred to as *swine flu,* emerged in Mexico. The first case was confirmed in the United States on April 15, and over the next several weeks, H1N1 continued to spread around the globe, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a Pandemic on June 11. Human infections with the new H1N1 virus have continued throughout the summer. Most people who have become ill with this new virus have recovered without requiring medical treatment. Current evidence demonstrates that the H1N1 virus has rapidly established itself and is now the dominant influenza strain in most parts of the world. The CDC is advising the United States to prepare for a second wave of H1N1 this fall.
Below are a couple of internet links to government websites providing detailed information on the status of the outbreaks, prudent steps to follow in order to mitigate the chances of contracting Swine Flu, and what to do if you have contracted it.
Building Ownership is committed to providing a clean and safe environment for tenants and guests. In response to the Swine Flu virus, additional precautions in the cleaning of the building have been implemented. These measures include:
- Maintaining outside air flow to the building to make sure the proper amount of fresh air is flowing throughout the building and in tenant spaces.
- Increased cleaning frequency of all common and high traffic areas including lobby, security desk and building entrance doors.
- Sanitization of commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, restroom fixtures, water fountains, elevator call buttons, handrails, tenant entry doors and hardware.
- Increased concentration of cleaning disinfectant used at the property.
- There are also many actions you can take personally to stay healthy.