The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that the Flu season is off to an early start and widespread in many States. Currently well over 40 states are reporting widespread influenza activity. The CDC recommends 3 steps to fight the flu
- Get the Flu vaccine
- Take Precautions to prevent the spread
- Take Doctor Prescribed Flu Antiviral Drugs
6 Everyday Precautions (recommended by the CDC) you can take right now are:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
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