Thursday, November 12, 2009

H1N1 Prevention

Don't want to go out too much. Afraid of the H1N1 going around. It could happen to anybody. The following are general guidelines for prevention and care.

H1N1 Guidelines

* Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (Dispose the tissue in the trash after use). Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand if no tissue is available to use.
* Handwash with soap and water (especially after coughing or sneezing)
* Clean hands with alcohol-based hand cleaners (such as antibacterial gel)
* Avoid close contact with sick people
* Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
* If sick with influenza, staying home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them
* Avoid large crowds if there is a breakout in your city
* Keep common surface areas clean and disinfected
* Get plenty of rest
* If possible try to avoid stress which can lower your immune system
* Eat healthy - fresh fruits & veggies
* Drink plenty of fresh water

Note: Pregnant women and young children are the most vulnerable to the swine flu and should take extra precautions.

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