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What you can do to stay healthy in flu season

  • Know the facts. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or into your sleeve if you do not have a tissue available.  Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Stay home if you get sick or are running a fever. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection we have against flu. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov)