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Avoiding the flu

The Chronicle - 12/20/2017

Avoiding the flu

If you already have the flu or want to avoid it, here is how to keep it from spreading.

- Frequent hand-washing is still the primary way to keep yourself healthy.

- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. If you use a tissue, dispose of it quickly and properly.

- Remember that the flu virus can live up to eight hours on hard surfaces. Disinfect door knobs, food-preparation areas, washrooms and other high-use surfaces

- If you are sick, stay home. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids and avoid tactile contact with uninfected family or friends. People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away, the Centers for Disease Control reports.

Source: Southcoast Health

 
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