Staying Healthy

Hand washing
Wash your hands often.

There are many steps that you can take to protect yourself from the flu.

These include:

  • 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. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. You should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever has ended.
Last Updated: 12-04-2013
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