Swine flu update
The world, and the medical one in particular, continues to hold its breath wondering whether the swine flu outbreak will become a full-fledged pandemic or fade into the overhyped oblivion of 1976.
The best thing to do to keep yourself informed about conditions in Massachusetts and around the country is to check in with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health blog or with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.There are some basic rules to follow to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Practice good "cough etiquette" by coughing or sneezing into a tissue, or into your elbow instead of into your hands.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to avoid infecting them.
We'll post more here as details become available.