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Fall 2009

Flu Prevention 101

09/25/2009

H1N1The Centers for Disease Control offer these everyday actions people can take to stay healthy and decrease the likelihood of transmission: 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcoholbased hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Offer masks to persons who are coughing.
  • Isolate persons with flu-like symptoms from others.
  • If you get sick, stay home from work or school, and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.




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