May 1, 2009
Director of Communications
Updated Information: Swine Flu Origin in the U.S. and Abroad
Stay informed. Health officials will provide additional
information as it becomes available. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
Take these everyday steps to protect your health
- 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 this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Do not go to work or school if you are sick. CDC recommends that you limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- If you are sick, do not go to work or school.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- If you don’t have one yet, consider developing a family emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of extra food, medicines, facemasks and other essential supplies.
Recommendation re: Mexico Travel
- We are recommending that people avoid non-essential travel to Mexico at this time.
- If you must travel to Mexico, there are steps you should take to reduce your risk of infection.
- Visit http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/ for the latest information on travel.