May 1, 2009
09-086

Thressea Boyd
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.