The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is closely monitoring human cases of H1N1 influenza A virus infection. Below are tips from the CDC about staying healthy and avoiding infection. For more information, visit the CDC website and the California Department of Public Health website.
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.
- 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 hands 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, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
More information from the CDC:
2009 H1N1 Flu
H1N1 Flu and You