Feeling Good in February
we turn our calendars to February, we are all optimistic that cold and flu
season will soon be behind us. Please take a moment to remind your family of the important stay-healthy tips listed below:
or your children are sick,
- Do not return to school or work until you are
fever free (without the use of fever reducing medicine) for at least 24
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when
you cough or sneeze. Be sure to throw away the tissue after you use it.
Wash your hands often with warm soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol – based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; that
is how germs spread.
Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that
may be contaminated (table tops, desks, TV remotes, game remotes, toys etc.)
about influenza (flu):
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Contagious respiratory illness
Can lead to serious illness and result in
Young children, older people and people with
certain health conditions are at high risk of flu complications.
The best way to prevent flu is by getting
vaccinated each year.
If you have specific concerns or questions
about the flu vaccine, contact your primary health care provider.
Signs and symptoms of flu include the following:
Fever* or feeling feverish
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Vomiting or diarrhea (more common in young
children than adults)
Period of Contagiousness
Most contagious in the first 3-4 days after
May be contagious 5-7 days after becoming sick
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Share the love, NOT the germs!