This public service announcement is brought to you by the letters H and N and the number 1:

The US government has enlisted a new recruit in the fight against the spread of swine flu: Elmo.

As American kids go back to school, health officials are trying to contain the spread of the virus by using a fuzzy, familiar face to deliver health and hygiene tips to youngsters, like washing your hands and sneezing into your elbow.


Watch out, Miss Piggy…