Worried about swine flu? There is one easy way to protect against infection, health experts agree -- handwashing.
What a novel concept!
Little can be done to prevent an outbreak of flu from spreading, health experts caution, but they say common sense measures can help individuals protect themselves.
Number one is hand-washing, they say -- a surprisingly effective way to prevent all sorts of diseases, including ordinary influenza and the new and mysterious swine flu virus.
"Cover your cough or your sneeze, wash your hands frequently," advised Dr. Richard Besser, acting CDC director.
Hmm. Sounds a lot like the Regular Flu, which was a pandemic in my playgroup earlier this year.