The Minister of Health, Trinidad Jimenez, offered in a press conference last Friday, their prescriptions for preventing infection with swine flu viruses.

The simple measures proposed by the Ministry of Health and presented by the Minister were:

  1. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing and then just throw the used tissue in the trash.
  2. Wash hands frequently for at least a minute to wash that is effective, because the flu virus is transmitted through droplets of saliva and nasal secretions by coughing or sneezing.
    Droplets may be in the hands or surfaces (furniture, doorknobs, objects ...) so it is also important to wash hands, avoid sharing items such as glasses, cutlery, bottles, etc.. more frequently and clean surfaces with the cleaning routine.
  3. Clean more frequently surfaces of furniture, knobs and doors, objects ... with the usual cleaning products and more often ventilate by opening windows.
  4. Prevent spread to other people following the advice of health professionals if they are sick
  5. Avoid kissing and close contact and sharing cups, cutlery and other objects that may have been in contact with saliva or secretions.
  6. A healthy sleep well, have a healthy diet, drinking water, lead a physically active, avoid alcohol and snuff

Also requested to the responsible use of public services urgencia.La this campaign, which will be present in places of transit such as airports and train stations and buses, plus newspapers, magazines, radio and internet. Provides basic tips, but enormously effective "and change the months of September to October when will place greater emphasis on vaccination campaigns.

The minister recommended to use only the masks people who are infected by influenza A, not healthy people as a means of preventing infection.

Offered to complete the data on the incidence of influenza A in our country, 32.89 per 100,000 inhabitants, a rate quite low compared to neighboring countries like Belgium with 73 cases per 100,000 population or United Kingdom 48, 3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.