Below are links to a variety of swine flu educational resources that will help you stay on top of the situation. They include:
- General information about swine flu from the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is updating this page several times a day.
- Information about workplace planning for a pandemic such as swine flu from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and OSHA.
- Additionally, we encourage you to contact your state and local health departments for additional guidance on this topic.
The CDC has offered recommendations for everyday actions people can take to protect themselves from this new strain of flu.
- 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 that way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- If you get sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.