Friday, May 15, 2009

The best thing you can do...

What you can do to prevent getting swine influenza or H1N1 Flu...
With the World Health Organization raising the level of concern to a level 5 (still not a pandemic, but spread of disease between humans is occurring in more than one country) and a global epidemic possibly eminent, many people are understandably a bit nervous and anxious that they might catch the H1N1 flu otherwise known as the Swine Flu.

Infectious disease expert are saying that the likely U.S. infection rate will be a fraction of the millions who contract the "regular" flu every season and that many people will still be coming down with the regular flu, not the swine flu.

There are several very simple things one can do to prevent or minimize your chances of getting the swine flu and the regular flu.

These include finding out more about the illness from reliable sources, learning how serious swine flu is, learn what can be done prevent it, discovering what symptoms to watch for and when to seek additional treatment.

Also included is some interesting information about the history of Swine Influenza and Swine Flu as a Zoonosis or an infectious disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

The four key things to do that will help in preventing you from getting the H1N1 Flu or Swine Flu:

    1. Wash Your Hands
    2. Cover Your Cough
    3. Don't Touch Your Face
    4. Stay Away from People Who are Sick
If you do get sick, stay home so you won't pass it on to anyone else.

For more information:
H1N1 Flu, Swine Flu, Swine Influenza

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