Given the recent concern
about the H1N1 Virus, commonly known as “swine flu”, it's a good time for New York
residents to review how to prevent the spread of any contagious
illness. The Center for Disease Control recommends that you:
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often. Alcohol-based hand cleansers also are effective.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, but use a tissue or your arm rather than your hand. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- If you're sick, stay home.
- For specific information about swine flu, download the following:
- Swine Influenza: What New Yorkers Need to Know, issued by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in a question and answer format.
- Ready New York: Pandemic Flu, issued by the city Office of Emergency Management.
- A list of links to swine flu sites, provided by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- CDC updates.