Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
(HealthDay News) -- There are no guarantees that you'll never
get the flu, but with these precautions suggested by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, your risk may be
- Get a flu vaccine, especially if you have a chronic health
condition and are at higher risk for the flu.
- If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a
tissue, then throw it away.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, or an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- If you have the flu, try to stay away from healthy people. The
CDC suggests staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever
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