Take Precautions Against The H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus

With the continued presence of the H1N1 virus … swine flu …  the following are a few “common sense” things you should do to avoid contracting it … and more … these guidelines are condensed from the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health …

  • 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 hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, and avoid contact with other people.

Click here to visit Flu.gov the official source on H1N1.

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