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Preventing the Flu
Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs – Tips from Sublette County Public Health
by Sublette County Public Health
May 2, 2009

Sublette County Public Health officials are keeping updated about a new influenza virus of swine origin that can spread from person to person. For a number of years planning has taken place at the local level on how to deal with a major flu outbreak. Currently there are no reported cases of swine flu in Wyoming. To prevent any type of flu it is recommended that individuals follow good health habits.

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

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