According to the reports throughout the news media, there is an epidemic in Baja where the Swine Flu (Mexico) is sweeping the country. So, what is “Swine Flu”. CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC: Swine Flu
BEST ADVICE: WASH YOUR HANDS TEN OR SO TIMES A DAY (with hot water and soap, sing the birthday song, twice, before you rinse!) – AVOID BEING AROUND SICK PEOPLE; AND IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY INSIDE AND COVER YOUR COUGH!
- If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
Using the mask might block the spread if someone were to directly cough on the wearer, but most cases begin with hand to mouth or nose infection. Wash frequently and keep your hands away from your face! If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand gel containing at least 60% alcohol. BEST ADVICE.
I’ve heard that this strain is probably not thwarted by the recent flu shots we recently had.
I hope this late flu season goes quickly with as few serious ramifications* as possible. Swine Flu Mexico has always had the potential to be serious to the elderly, infirmed, and to the very young… but this strain is not yet understood, we haven’t had a chance to build up immunities, and many without health care are being exposed…
let’s stay healthy, hygienic, and not let this thing affect the quality of our lives! This is 2009! We have the means to spread the “word” — WASH HANDS, COVER MOUTH! – Marcy
*Besides our fellow human beings suffering these dreadful symptoms, young and old, there are other aspects of the day-to-day that will suffer because of the Swine Flu. So, do yourself a favor and go get your mexican car insurance. LOL 🙂