Cold and Flu season is here again!  Please remember some everyday preventative measures to help alleviate the spread of germs.

-     Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand rub. 

-     Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 

-     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Germs spread this way.

-     Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

-     If you or your child gets sick with flu-like symptoms, CDC recommends that you or your child stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.  The fever should be gone without the use of fever reducing medication.

-     While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. 

-     Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

-     REMEMBER:  Wash your hands often!!

The CDC recommends a three step approach, first and most important is to get a flu vaccine each year.  Secondly, early treatment is especially important for the elderly and the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women.  Finally, everyday preventative actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat and lung) illnesses, like flu.  

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