The CDC recommends common actions to stay healthy and avoid the flu:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
  • Wash your  hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Influenza is spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • If you get sick, CDC recommends you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

 Map of documented Swine Flu cases