Protect Yourself Against 'Flu!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Winter is well and truly here . and with it comes 'flu.
Yet a few simple steps can help protect you against contagion.
First of all, washing your hands in soap and water. Do this several times a day: each time you blow your nose, or cough or sneeze, and of course if you visit someone already suffering from 'flu. In fact it's even recommended to wash your hands each time you come indoors after being outside.
Handwashing is also essential - both for adults and children - in most operations involving the preparation and consumption of food.
And it's best to use disposable hankies: use once and throw away. This will avoid turning your pockets into microbe incubators! If you become ill, it's a good idea to wear a surgical mask to avoid spreading the virus. You can buy these at a pharmacy. Change your mask every 4 hours or as soon as it becomes damp. And don't forget to wash your hands before and after handling it.
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