Preventative Actions to Fighting the Flu

posted Feb 27, 2014, 8:08 AM by Webmaster NLLS   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 5:13 AM ]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that preventive actions can be taken to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory illness, like the flu. These include the following personal and community actions:

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain germs.
• Wash your hands 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 this way.
• Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
• If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading illness. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care or for other necessities. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
• If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.

The link below provides additional preventive actions to fighting the flu: