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Avoiding the Flu: Tips From the CDC

Avoiding the Flu: Tips From the CDC

The news is full of stories about the virulence of this season’s flu outbreak and, judging by the empty cubicles and desks around our offices, it looks like they aren’t kidding.

How can you keep yourself, your family, co-workers, and colleagues safe this flu season?

The Centers for Disease Control recommend a “Take 3” approach to fighting the flu. [The following content comes directly from the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.]

1. Take time to get a flu vaccine.

2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

For our CPR instructors, don’t forget to disinfect those manikins and all your training equipment after each class!

When the weather warms up (it’s just a few months away, I promise), don’t leave your flu prevention skills behind. Flu season usually runs longer than just the winter months, so these truly are year-round practices.

At any time of year, flu outbreaks can sometimes grow into full-blown pandemics. At your home, school, or workplace, keep those germs under control with today’s good advice from the CDC.

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