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Protect Your Young Child And Baby From "Swine Flu" In Four Easy Steps
Date:5/12/2009

US President Barack Obama and the World Health Organization urge vigilance against the "swine flu" (Type A influenza - H1N1) outbreak. Sixty Second Parent's leading US pediatrician, Dr Olson Huff, recommends practical tips for protecting your young child and baby from swine flu in four easy steps.

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 12, 2009 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said that 21 countries have reported 1085 cases of "swine flu" and that the US had 268 cases in 36 of the nation's states. WHO and US President Barack Obama urged vigilance and said that the key is to be prepared to address any outcome.

"Swine flu" (Type A influenza - H1N1) is a strain of Type A influenza that is usually spread from human to human. This new outbreak of "swine flu" is transmitted from one person to another by coughing, sneezing or by touch. Ordinarily, the very young (especially children under five) and the very old are most susceptible to influenza but this virus seems to be prevalent in all ages.

Leading U.S. pediatrician Dr Olson Huff of Sixty Second Parent said that parents should follow four simple tips to help prevention, especially for young children and babies.

"By adhering to sensible precautions and following medical advice, it's likely your child will avoid this outbreak or not be severely affected by it," Dr. Huff said.

1.   Keep your family away from people who have flu symptoms.
2.   Teach your child not to cough or sneeze into hands. Cover sneezes and coughs with sleeve, elbow or preferably tissues. Discard tissues immediately after use. If your child is sick have the tissues nearby, along with a trash bag.
3.   Keep children home from scho
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