The Flu Ends with You
It’s Not Just About You – Protect Yourself & Your Family
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses, and it is spread mainly by airborne droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Less often, people can get the flu by touching surfaces where these droplets have landed and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose. Those at risk of serious flu complications are usually people age 50 or older, young children, and people with chronic health conditions.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is recommending everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy
Get your vaccine.
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Cough into your sleeve or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to keep germs off your hands.
Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Avoid close contact with sick people.
Know the warning signs for seeking immediate medical help.
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