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Prevent the spread of flu

Things you can do to protect yourself and others from the flu.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw away the tissue and wash your hands with soap and water.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, cover your mouth and nose with your hands and then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based
    disposable hand wipes or hand sanitizers.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • If possible, the sick person should wear a surgical mask when others are present. If the person cannot wear a mask, persons in close contact with the sick person should wear a mask. Masks should fit snugly around the face and should not be touched or handled during use. Do not share masks. Throw away used masks.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid crowded places if possible.
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