It’s Flu Season – Please Don’t Spread It Around

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influenza virus nolabels from CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Here’s an up-close and personal look at the bug that makes you sick. This is a flu virus infecting a respiratory tract cell. (Image courtesy of the CDC)

Marquette, Michigan  January 7, 2014  -  The holiday season is over and flu season is in full swing. It seems like everyone is coughing and sneezing. Here are some common sense tips to help prevent the spread of the flu virus and other germs:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and, if possible, stay home from school or work when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect regularly at home, work, and school

The CDC says that the best way to protect yourself from the flu virus is to get vaccinated annually. If you forgot to get the flu shot this fall, it’s not too late. Just go to the CDC website for more information and a map of local healthcare providers that are still offering the flu vaccine.

Best of luck to you while you try to stay healthy during flu season! If you’re already home sick with the flu, like Todd P., our Operations Manager here at Great Lakes Radio, get plenty of rest and I hope you feel better soon!

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