Fight Germs!

prevent-fluWhat You Can Do to Help Stay Healthy

Whether or not you got your flu shot last fall (and we hope you did!), you’ll still want to practice good health habits to help you avoid catching — or sharing — viruses this Spring. Here are some tips from Duke University Medical Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in the trash after use and wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner. If a tissue if not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than on your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, where germs can easily enter the body.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who appear to be ill. (Sometimes easier said than done, we know.)
  • If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.