Resources about Swine FluApril 28, 2009
The Swine Flu, now more often called 2009 N1H1 flu, is not in Mississippi yet but it is good to be prepared. There are many ways to prepare. First, try to make sure you don’t get the flu. Wash your hands often, at least 20 seconds with the soap and use a nail brush when you can. Avoid sick people, up to if flu is in your area, put of medical visits that can wait. By no means cancel needed appointments or procedures, but if you are just going in for a check-up, doing it later.
There is a lot of talk about possible quarantines and shut downs of many public places and businesses. If this happens, it is good to prepare now. A great post on how to prepare, if it turns into something much worse than it is currently can be found here- Casaubon’s Book Blog.
We are not there yet, so in the meantime if you want to read more about the flu and how to protect yourself, check out this information: http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2553.pdf.
World Health Organization is up to date on the outbreaks around the world.
What are you doing to prepare? Anything, or are you waiting to see if it gets worse?