Tip of the Day
Tips for Fighting the Flu
The H1N1 virus continues to spread throughout the country. However, extraordinary measures for preventing infection do not seem to be necessary. The main route of transmission of the new H1N1 virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza.
If it’s available, the H1N1 vaccine is recommended especially for pregnant women, infants and young children. Other preventive measures include:
- Avoid close contact with people who show flu-like symptoms.
- Avoid touching your mouth and nose.
- Clean hands thoroughly with soap and water or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the mouth and nose or surfaces that are potentially contaminated).
- Reduce time spent in crowded settings if possible.
- Improve airflow in your living space by opening windows.
- Practice good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food and keeping physically active.
If you do feel ill, have a high fever, cough or sore throat, avoid contact with others, rest and call your doctor.
Information courtesy of the World Health Organization