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Flu Prevention

1. GET THE FLU VACCINE! Especially those at high risk: over 65, chronic illness (asthma, heart disase, diabetes, etc.), pregnant, young children.

2. WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY with soap and water. Use alcohol based hand rub if soap and water not available.

3. Do not touch your face! We touch our faces an average of 1000 times per day… that is 1000 chances of transmitting the disease from your hands.

4. Cover all coughs and sneezes with a tissue and immediately throw it away. Wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.

5. Avoid crowds whenever possible.

6. If you get flu symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours and notify the doctor. Flu medication is most effective when started within the first few days.

7. Drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, eat a balanced diet.