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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.

 

 

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  • WardJ

    how about getting your vaccination? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amy-Umble/1178425787 Amy Umble

    The CDC definitely recommends the vaccination for anyone 6 months and older. And there are many opportunities locally to get one.