Disney World Steps Up Fight Against H1N1

Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends aren't taking any chances with the H1N1 virus.

In an effort to halt the spread of H1N1, also known as swine flu, Walt Disney World this week installed dozens of hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the theme park, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The gadgets also now grace Disney World's hotel lobbies and character meet-and-greet areas.

Disney also is reminding visitors of basic health safety tips on fliers that list park hours and show times. Among the suggestions: Cover mouths while sneezing and wash hands regularly.

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In all, more than 60 bulk hand sanitizer dispensers have been added at Disney World and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

The health precautions are the most visible steps taken by any of Orlando's major theme parks since the swine flu outbreak last spring.

Disney spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez called the measures “part of our ongoing effort to help prevent the spread of the flu," the Sentinel said.

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The Associated Press contributed.