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What steps should I take to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu?

To prevent the spread of H1N1, or swine flu, take these steps:
  • Get a flu shot.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If you don't have one, cough or sneeze into your elbow—not your hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
  • Try not to touch your face.
  • Don't share personal items such as makeup, clothing, sports equipment, drinking glasses or forks and spoons.
  • If you come down with the flu, stay home until your symptoms are gone or at least until you've been fever free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.