How do people catch H1N1 flu?
Spread of H1N1 flu can occur in two ways: through contact with infected pigs or environments contaminated with H1N1 flu viruses; through contact with a person with H1N1 flu. Human-to-human spread of H1N1 flu has been documented also and is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Precautionary measures
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs causing respiratory illnesses like influenza, such as hand-washing with alcohol-based hand cleaners especially after coughing or sneezing and avoiding close contact with sick people.
What should one do if getting sick?
What are the signs of swine flu in people?