Stay healthy during cold and flu season!
Key Facts and Information on Swine Influenza/ (Swine Flu)
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
For more information and updates on the Swine Flu click here.
In addition to the information posted by the Department of Health and Human Services, please keep in mind some key facts of staying healthy to protect yourself.
1) Wash your hands.
a. Washing your hands often with soap and water is an effective way to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. If soap and water is not available utilize alcohol-based gels and wipes! Remember to wash your hands especially before touching your face or eating.
2) Avoid touching your face.
a. Your eyes, nose and mouth are prime areas for germs that cause cold and flu to enter your body.
3) Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
a. If sharing a phone or desk, periodically or as necessary sterilize your area using antibacterial wipes or disinfectant spray. This might help reduce germs being spread. Remember something as simple as your phone is in close quarters (this includes cleaning disinfecting your cell phone from time to time).
3) Practice good health habits.
a. Get plenty of sleep
b. Eat nutritious food
c. Drink plenty of water and other fluids
d. Manage your stress
4) Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.
a. Wash your hands after.
5) If you’re sick, stay home!
a. If you’re running a fever, sneezing or coughing a lot, you’ll help prevent the spread of your germs!