Information about Swine Flu

6 May 2009
Please click below to download the latest information leaflet issued by the Department of Health on Swine Flu.
The UK governments have produced this leaflet to give you information about Swine Flu. It tells you:

 - What swine flu is and how it could spread
 - What the UK governments have done to prepare for a
    wider outbreak of flu
 - What you can do to protect yourself and others against flu.
 - Other actions you can take in case swine flu becomes
    more widespread
 - What to do if you think you have flu symptoms
 - How you can keep up to date with the latest information
   about swine flu.
A common question you might have is, what can I do to protect myself and others against flu?

The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to follow good hygiene practices. These will help to slow the spread of the virus and will be the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and others from infection. When you cough or sneeze it is especially important to follow the rules of good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs:

 - Always carry tissues
 - Use clean tissues to cover your mouth and nose when you
   cough and sneeze
 - Bin the tissues after one use
 - Wash your hands with soap and hot water or
    a sanitiser gel often
 - There’s a simple way to remember this:
If you would like to download the leaflet in another format (large text, alternative languages etc.), please clink on the following link to the DirectGov website or on the right hand side of the page.
You can also call the Swine Flu Information Line on 
0800 1 513 513
to hear the latest information.
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