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Swine Flu and Cystic Fibrosis: What Patients Need to Know

May 1, 2009

Currently, H1N1 flu (swine flu) is receiving much attention in the news. H1N1 flu is contagious and is spreading from human to human. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like the flu. The most important preventative measure is good hand hygiene either with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizers. Also, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing then do good hand hygiene.

For people with CF, any type of flu can lead to a severe respiratory infection.

Learn more about H1N1 flu and some simple steps you can do to avoid germs, including H1N1 flu.

Updated 05/01/09
Originally posted 04/27/09

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