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Flu Prevention Information

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Influenza (flu) is a febrile respiratory disease. Unless you have a fever (temperature above 100.4 degrees F) and a cough, sore throat and/or congestion, you probably do not have the flu.

For more information on the Swine flu, visit http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/ 

Or you can twitter at the following sites: 

http://twitter.com/cdcemergency 

http://twitter.com/CDC_eHealth  

Page last updated: 11/19/2013 4:09:35 PM