Fight the Flu
Preventing the Flu
The three most common things you can do to prevent the spread of H1N1 and seasonal flu are:
Cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve. Don't use your hand or you will spread germs onto surfaces you touch after coughing.
Wash your hands with soap and water. This is the best way to kill germs. Wash hands for 20 seconds.
Stay home. If you have flu symptoms, don't go to work or school; keep your kids at home if they might have the flu. Adults may be able to infect others up to 7 days after getting sick.
Other things you can do are:
- Clean surfaces – such as door handles, handrails, kitchen table, etc. – frequently with household cleaner or bleach solution. (Mixing ¼ cup bleach with 1 gallon of water makes a bleach solution.) If disinfectant is not available, hot soap and water can be used.
- Do not share eating a drinking glass or eating utensil with someone else.
- Change hand towels frequently in your bathroom.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. This can expose you to germs you've picked up from other surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Get Vaccinated