To keep the swine flu from spreading, California public school students are being told to practice what they have dubbed the “Dracula Sneeze.”
California Schools Superintendent Jack O’Connell said that last week teachers reminded students that if they have to sneeze, to put their mouths into the crook of one of their elbows.
“The students started calling that the Dracula Sneeze, and we picked up on that,” O’Connell said on Monday.
As of Monday afternoon, no state public schools have been closed due to swine flu. A private school in the Sacramento, California area was closed on Monday when a teenager got sick, possibly of swine flu.
O’Connell said students can identify with the Dracula character and if that helps them practice better hygeiene, the Dracula Sneeze is what they’ll call the maneuver.