Found the below article about a 37 year Filipino who died from H1N1. This is a great tragedy for her and her family. H1N1 has everyone on edge, so much so that recently employers have been asking us to hold new arrivals for 1 week to quarantine them before bringing them to the employer's home. This practice is problematic, because the only place for them to stay during the week is a boarding house in a room with 6-10 other Filipinos. What if your helper is perfectly healthy but one of the other residents of the boarding house is sick. Your helper may be exposed on day 4, report to your house on day 7, and get sick on day 10. If you are going to isolate them, it would be better to isolate them in your own home. Isolating them is a boarding house probably increases the risk to your family, rather than lowers it.