INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are encouraging people to protect
themselves against swine flu as the number of cases in Indiana has grown
The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that at least 10 of
the affected people had exposure to swine at fairs in Hancock County east
of Indianapolis and Grant County southwest of Fort Wayne.
It says human swine flu infections most commonly occur after close
proximity to infected pigs, The virus isn't transmitted by eating pork
It recommends washing hands with soap and water before and after touching
any animal, avoiding face-to-face contact with animals, and keeping hands
away from mouths when in contact with animals. People at high risk for flu
complications should avoid close contact with swine in at fairs.