Swine Flu Myths Dispelled

POSTED: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 7:36am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

More than ever, folks are taking steps to make sure they don't get sick. But, there are a lot of myths out there on how to stay healthy.

One local doctor said, the biggest misinformation is people wanting tamiflu, as a preventative measure. The drug can only be prescribed as treatment, not prevention.

Also, flu shots won't protect you from swine flu, and masks have not proved effective either.

One doctor said the best thing to do is wash your hands.