Leaflets containing information about the swine flu virus are to be distributed to households across the UK.
Dozens of people across the country are being tested for the infection, with the first two confirmed cases being Iain and Dawn Askham, of Polmont, near Falkirk, who had been on holiday in Mexico.
The Department of Health also confirmed it is in talks with a number of companies which produce surgical face masks, but would not confirm reports that millions of the masks have been ordered.
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People have been advised against all but the most essential travel to Mexico as the outbreak worsens worldwide.
A total of 159 people have died in the South American country as a result of the outbreak.
A DH spokeswoman explained: “The leaflet will be sent out next week, cover the whole of the UK, and will contain information about this flu outbreak and preventative messages.”