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Friday, May 01, 2009

Swine Flu (H1N1), What You Could Do TO Stay Healthy.

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a page dedicated to Swine Flu or otherwise known as H1N1 Flu information. I think it is a very important resources that you could use to stay informed. The following guidelines are directly from the site. To get more information follow the links given below.

  • Stay informed. The CDC website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
  • Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
    • 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 hands cleaners are also effective.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
    • Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Develop a family emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of food, medicines, facemasks, alcohol-based hand rubs and other essential supplies.
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) H1N1 website.

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