Flu Prevention Tips
Though we like to think of ourselves as a special group of people, gardeners still suffer from common ailments such as food poisoning, common colds and the dreaded Flu. The Flu is making its way through our local region and I am sure it's probably gearing up for a trip to your hometown. There are a few Flu prevention tips you can keep in mind this Flu season to protect your loved ones, and yourself, from coming into contact with the ill effects of the Flu. The Flu prevention tips below come from the CDC.
- Avoid close contact with people that are sick with the flu or that you suspect may already have the flu.
- If you believe you may have the flu yourself, try to stay home, away from others, as much as possible. It will help in preventing the flu from spreading.
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing. And try to "aim" away from people when you do sneeze or cough.
- Wash your hands often to prevent spreading the flu. The flu can be found waiting on doorknobs, keyboards, water fountains, telephones and many more places where our hands may touch.
- Especially during the flu season, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. The flu can be spread when touching an infected object and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
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And others who may need a flu shot.