In today's blog post, I want to discuss the crucial role non-pharmaceutical interventions play in containing novel influenza outbreaks. These interventions are essential, especially during the early stages of an outbreak when vaccines and antiviral medications may not yet be available. Examples of non-pharmaceutical interventions include practicing good hygiene, wearing face masks, and implementing social distancing measures. These simple but effective actions not only limit the spread of the virus but also help reduce the burden on healthcare systems. Remember, by adopting these practices, we can all contribute to halting the spread of novel influenza and protect our communities.