Elmo Takes On Swine Flu

Feds, Sesame Street produce spots on hygiene
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2009 3:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – The fuzzy residents of Sesame Street are teaming up with the federal government to school kids on the dangers of swine flu and how to prevent it, the Washington Post reports. Elmo and human pal Gordon have taped PSAs that instruct children to be sure to wash their hands and sneeze into their arms during flu season. Health officials are bracing for a big jump in cases with school back in session.