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​Good personal hygiene, leading a healthy lifestyle and being socially responsible can protect you and others against the flu infection.

Cover Your Nose and Mouth

With a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose the tissue properly in the trash after use.

Wash Your Hands

  • Regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Before and after preparing food
  • After going to the toilet
  • Before and after eating
  • After blowing your nose
  • After using your hand when coughing or sneezing

Contain the Spread of Flu

  • Use a serving spoon when sharing food from a common dish.
  • Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes and towels.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • If you are sick, avoid crowded areas and wear a mask.
  • Stay at home and do not go to work or school if unwell.
  • See your family doctor if you have flu like symptoms and if you have travelled to areas with cases of Influenza A (H1N1).
  • Besides practising good personal hygiene, lead a healthy lifestyle to improve your immunity.
  • Eat a balanced diet, including plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  • Do 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week.
  • Have enough sleep and rest. Keep stress levels low.
  • Do not smoke.

Protect Others

If you develop influenza-like symptoms, seek medical attention promptly.

  • See a doctor immediately if you are unwell with fever (above 38 degrees Celcius), cough, sore throat and running nose. Wear a mask when you are on the way to see the doctor.
  • Do not 'doctor hop'; stick to one doctor only.