Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Experts say precautions against catching swine flu are similar to those recommended for the regular flu, including the following:

  • Stay away from sick people if possible.
  • Stay home if you experience flu-like symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Don't participate in events in crowded places.

More information

There's more on swine flu at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: David Topham, Ph.D., co-director, New York Influenza Center of Excellence, and associate professor, microbiology and immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York; Len Horovitz, M.D., pulmonary expert, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Mark Metersky, M.D., spokesman, American College of Chest Physicians, and professor, pulmonary and critical care medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington; Scott R. Lillibridge, M.D., professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, Houston, and executive director, National Center for Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response

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