CDC Recommendations for Swine Influenza

Individuals who have recently traveled to Mexico and are exhibiting
influenza-like symptoms should seek medical guidance. The CDC is
encouraging individuals in the impacted areas of California, Texas, and
those traveling to Mexico to take everyday preventive actions such as:

Ø       Cover your nose and moth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Throw the tissue in the trash after use;

Ø       Wash your hands with soap and water, especially after you cough
or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective;

Ø       Avoid close contact with anyone who appears sick;

Ø       If you get sick, stay home from work or school, and limit
contact with others; and

Ø       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth

Tips avoid the flu:
First and most important:  Wash Your Hands Frequently!  Per public
health, this is the most effective prevention strategy.

Ø       Try to stay in good general health.
Ø       Get plenty of sleep
Ø       Be physically active
Ø       Manage your stress
Ø       Drink plenty of fluids
Ø       Eat nutritious foods.

Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with flu virus.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information, go to Public Health Seattle King County’s web
site at:


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