FLU SEASON 2007-2008. Tips on keeping yourself and others healthy Content Source: Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is the FLU?.
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Tips on keeping yourself and others healthy
Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Seasonal Influenza (or common flu) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. This contagious respiratory illness is caused by the influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a flu vaccination each year.
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is vaccination, BUT good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help prevent respiratory illness like the flu.
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 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 with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
If you get the flu, there are some actions you can take at home:
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