According to a White House report, about 30-50% of the population has the potential to catch swine flu and anywhere from 30,000-90,000 could die.
So, what can you do need to know about swine flu and your health? Here are 10 tips to support your immune system this fall.
- Don’t panic.
- The swine flu virus is “tougher” on some. (Children younger than two, pregnant women, people with health problems like asthma and diabetes, and young adults are more vulnerable to swine flu.)
- Wash your hands.
- Vaccinate your kids.
- Get your flu shots early.
- Be patient. Immunity takes a while to “kick in.”
- Vaccines are being tested in eight cities around the country.
- If an outbreak occurs, stay away from heavily populated areas, like the mall, and keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Pay attention to your body and seek proper medical attention.
- Swine flu and pork, a myth! (Swine flu is not actually spreading from meat.)
>> To read the full-length article from the Associated Press, visit: