Swine flu. Following good hand washing techniques and reducing you baby's exposure to sick people might cutvthatvrisk down dramatically.
Vaccinate the others. If flu vaccine is given to everybody else around a baby, then the baby has much less chance of catching the flu. Staying away from crowds and not having visitors are other ways to decrease the chance of a baby getting the flu from someone. Also, breastfeeding may help, as some protective antibodies are passed from mother to baby through the breastmilk.
Yes. Yes, I heard about cases like that. If you have concerns about swine flu make sure you vaccinate yourself if you do not have contraindications and once your child is eligible do the same to him/her. Breast feeding may help as well to prevent if you received vaccine. Current general flu vaccine contains also swine flu virus to my knowledge.
Avoid pigs. If you are referring to the present scare, this reported flu strain has only been associated with pig to human transmission, not human to human transfer. It is also a mild strain and no one has died and only 2 have needed hospitalization. What I would like to point out here is the "news press" and it's affinity to blow things out of proportion and only report what will get ratings. Talk to docs.
Regular swine flu. Stay away from people who are sick to avoid getting swine flu. Get vaccinated. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water- often. Use hand sanitizer when this is not available. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes until your hands have been properly cleaned.
Wash hands. Stay away from people who are sick to avoid getting swine flu. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water- often. Use hand sanitizer when this is not available. Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes until your hands have been properly cleaned.
Get VACCINATED! Get the flu vaccine which will include h1n1 in its protection. The shot is safe and highyl effective at preventing infection and serious issues with flu illness. Other than that, take simple illness precautions such as good hygiene and hand washing. Keep fingers out of mouths and keep away from obviously ill contacts.
Vaccinate. The best protection you can provide to your toddler is giving the seasonal influenza vaccine to the child and the rest of the family as well. This is not 100% effective, but is the best way to prevent the illness. Of course good hygiene (hand washing) and avoiding other sick individuals goes a long way as well.