• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
• Wash your hands often.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get the flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.
• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.