Swine Flu: Simple Actions to Stay Healthy

April 29, 2009

How to avoid swine flu
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid or minimize contact with sick people (a minimum three feet distancing is recommended).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissues when you cough and sneeze.  If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  • Stay away from others as much as possible when you are sick.

For general flu preparedness tips, see the American Red Cross Seasonal Flu Checklist in English and Spanish [PDF].

For more information on Human Swine Flu (H1N1), visit the CDC information page on swine flu (H1N1) or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).


Swine Flu: Preparedness Resources

April 29, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control is advising people to prepare for Swine flu (H1N1):

  • For general flu preparedness tips, see the American Red Cross Seasonal Flu Checklist in English and Spanish [PDF].

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