Prevent Spreading the Flu

The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. Good health habits are important too and include:

  • Avoid contact with those who are sick, and keep your distance from others when you are feeling ill.
  • Stay home from work or school when you are sick, and avoid running errands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Hand washing will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be substituted.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Germs can be transferred when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice good health habits by getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, as well as managing your stress. Also, drink plenty of water, and eat nutritionally dense foods.

Source:

Centers for Disease Control