According to the CDC, The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but that’s not all. Good health habits like carrying a portable hand sanitiser, washing your hands, and covering your mouth when you cough all help stop the spreading of germs like mad fire!
5 Simple steps to avoid getting sick
Here are 5 simple reminders on how to avoid catching the flu and viral infections when out and about!
1. Keep your hands clean
Regularly wash your hands for at least 40 seconds with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
This helps kills any germs that might be on your hands.
2. Avoid close contact with unwell people
Keep at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from people who have respiratory symptoms, like coughing or sneezing.
This helps avoid germs that might be in the air.
3. Cover your own coughs and sneezes
Whether you feel sick or not, make sure you cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, or with your elbow.
This helps stop your infection from spreading to others.
4. Stay up-to-date with the latest guidance
You can find the latest guidance and advice for coronavirus or any other infectious diseases on the WHO website.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
In stress naturally, we touch our faces and forehead more! We put our hand on our forehead and lean our chin into the palm of our hand, etc. So when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth, there you have it! The flu is bound to attack!
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Keep that portable hand sanitiser near! Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.