Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CDC Public Service Announcements on Preparing for Swine Flu

Early this morning, CDC released a series of short public service announcements about protecting yourself form the swine flu and preparing for a possible pandemic.

The major messages:

"Officials are acting to combat this threat, but the outbreak might grow. So be prepared."

1) To help fight swine flu, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue away. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Stay home if you’re sick and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

2) Get involved and stay in touch with local leaders, community organizations, and your health authorities.

3) Store a two-week supply of food and water. Have two weeks of your regular prescription drugs at home. Keep health supplies on hand, including pain relievers and cold medicines.


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