There are increasing concerns about the Swine Flu and any implications that this virus, which originated in Mexico City, could have for us here in the Northeast.
Here is one portion of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Fact Sheet that was just released.
How can I protect myself and others from swine flu?
You can protect yourself and others from swine flu the same way that you can protect yourself from seasonal flu. Avoid holding, hugging, kissing, or shaking hands with anyone who has a cold or the flu. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes. Clean things that are touched often like door handles, telephones, etc. If you get sick with a flu-like illness stay home from work and school and avoid contact with others so the virus does not spread.