How to get prevention from swine flu ?

Asked by  | 15th Aug, 2009, 04:48: PM

Expert Answer:

Prevention of Swine Flu

  • Covering nose and mouth with a tissue upon coughing and sneezing followed by proper disposal of the tissue.
  • Avoiding contact with ill persons.
  • Avoiding the urge to touch nose, mouth and eyes in general.
  • Staying home form work and/or school upon onset and for the duration of symptoms.
  • Assuring adequate and thorough handwashing and use of alcohol based hand cleansers (in the absence of proper handwashing facilities).
  • Providing tissues in common areas of homes, common and public areas.
  • Encouraging pursuit of medical evaluation at earliest onset of symptoms.
  • Use of masks to those who are exhibiting symptoms or who are ill.
  • Maintenance of a 3 to 6 foot perimeter around a coughing patient.

Calm analysis coupled with accurate and proper public education is the key to identifying, treating and minimizing a worldwide outbreak.

Answered by  | 17th Aug, 2009, 12:27: PM

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