Informing pregnant women of signs and symptoms of influenza and the need for early treatment after onset of symptoms onset of influenza. In a recent series of pregnant women with 2009 H1N1 influenza, manifestations included fever (97%), cough (94%) rhinorrhea (59%), sore throat (50%), headache (47%), shortness of breath (41%), myalgia (35%), vomiting (18%), diarrhea (12%) and conjunctivitis (9%), similar to those in the general population. Individuals may be infected with influenza, including 2009 H1N1, and have respiratory symptoms without fever.
Table 1. Antiviral medication dosing recommendations for treatment or chemoprophylaxis of novel influenza A (H1N1) infection
(Table extracted from IDSA guidelines for seasonal influenza
75-mg capsule twice per day for 5 days
75-mg capsule once per day for 10 days
Two 5-mg inhalations (10 mg total) twice per day for 5 days
Two 5-mg inhalations (10 mg total) once per day for 10 days