When I want to know something about a current medical issue I tend to click over to here. Bless you Ian for your down to earth and practical advice and as always, your humour in the midst of that which is most serious. Hay! And take care of yourself over there Texas!
Thanks once again to Ian of Impacted Nurse for this posting in particular.
Lets take care and remember the obvious health precautions.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
5. 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.
6. Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
You can always add
7. Don’t travel to countries in the midst of a novel flu outbreak. (of course, the official CDC advice is go, but practice 1-6).