Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.
Protect your family from the flu
Health officials predict this flu season could be particularly bad. The season traditionally peaks in mid-winter, but throughout the country, doctors are already seeing higher-than-normal caseloads of patients with the flu.
And when you’re in a family, once one person gets the flu, it’s likely to spread quickly through the house.
The U.S Department of Health and Human Services offers these tips to protect yourself–and your family–from the flu:
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water.
- Try not to touch your nose, mouth, or eyes.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.