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Steps to protect your health and the health of others:
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.  Do not use your hands to cover your mouth, otherwise you will spread germs when touching door knobs and shared items. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Wash your hands regularly especially if you've have been coughing, sneezing or have a runny nose or eyes. Washing your hands will not only prevent the spread of sickness, it will prevent your getting sick.
Don't Touch
Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth if you are sick or around others who are sick.  If you must touch your eyes, nose or mouth, wash your hands first.
Stay Home
Stay home until you feel better and avoid spreading germs in the first place. Work places and schools are perfect environments for spreading or catching the flu. The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

What else can you do? 

  • Get vaccinated. Vaccination is the best protection we have against flu. CDC recommends that everyone gets vaccinated. Supplies of seasonal flu vaccine may be limited. Find a vaccine!
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Stay informed. Contact your local health department or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.

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