We're all familiar with the dictum Knowledge Is Power, but in the context of health care, knowledge also means better medical outcomes and increased safety. The Brooklyn Hospital Center strongly encourages patients to learn about their illness and treatment options.
Please visit our Healthcare
Library for extensive information on Pediatrics, Women's, Men's and Senior's health, as well as Cancer.
You can also visit our Human Atlas where you can learn about various medical topics through videos, 3D models and imagery.
Click here for up-to-date information on the H1N1 virus and what you can
do to protect yourself this flu season.
For information regarding the Influenza A(H1N1) / Swine Influenza (Flu) please visit:
From New York City Health Department:
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
General information about swine flu
Swine Flu Case Definitions
Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
Preventing the Flu
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This section of our web site provides links to critical resources about the H1N1 virus and necessary precautions to prevent or limit a flu outbreak. Our goal is to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, staff, students, and our community.
Symptoms of H1N1 virus
The symptoms of H1N1 virus in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include
- sore throat
- body aches
- Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with this flu.
Five Tips for Preventing the Spread of H1N1
- Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick,
keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- Stay home when you are sick.
Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick.
You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
- Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Alcohol based hand cleaners also work.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is
contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or
- Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Please select a link below for up-to-date information about the H1N1 virus:
Greater New York Hospital Association
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene