- Avoid close contact with sick people; and while sick, limit contact to keep from infecting others.

- If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately discard the tissue.

- Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.

- Keep hands away from eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs.

- Clean and disinfect potentially germ-contaminated surfaces and objects, especially if shared with others.