The recent swine flu or H1N1 epidemic that has caused a great deal of concern for people who plan to travel this year. The illness has also made purchasing travel insurance even more important.
To further assist you with information, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on its Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/, offers these precautionary tips on preventing the spread of the flu. Consult your doctor for more information or the CDC web site for up to date details and advice. Here are some quick tips that also apply to all flu and many other contagious illnesses: