Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Continuing to Help Prevent the FLU!

Even though the H1N1 Flu has pretty much declined here, there still remains a risk of catching the flu if you don’t take proper precautions.

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze (proper cough etiquette).
• If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
• Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
• Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
• Wash with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. 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. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. If you develop a high fever and other moderate respiratory symptoms (cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, significant muscle aches) please come into your clinic. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Keeping healthy is no accident. Do your part to keep yourself and your family, friends, and coworkers from getting sick!

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