By Faith Peppers
University of Georgia
Internationally, the situation is serious. The World Health Organization elevated the Pandemic Influenza Alert to Phase 5, which indicates there is now widespread human-to-human transmission of the swine flu.
Preventing the spread of any type of influenza requires a little caution and care, according to Cooperative Extension experts with the Extension Disaster Education Network.
To stay healthy or to limit the flu’s spread, remember to:
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing. If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. For more information, visit the Extension Disaster Education Network http://www.eden.lsu.edu/default.aspx
(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)