What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
- First and most important: wash your hands. Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods. Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Information taken from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For more information go to cdc.gov/swineflu