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CDC’s Guidance to Reduce Spread of H1N1 Among Children in Early Learning Settings May Not Reach Millions of Children in Care

September 9, 2009

Arlington, VA – Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released additional guidance for child care and early childhood programs on how to respond to the H1N1 flu.  Children in early childhood settings present unique challenges for infection control due to the highly vulnerable population, close interpersonal contact, shared toys and other objects, and limited ability of young children to understand or practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.  And children under age 5 are at increased risk of complications from the flu with the greatest r

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