Preparing for a pandemic flu can reduce your chances of getting sick and help limit the spread of disease.
Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, exercising daily, getting enough rest, drinking fluids, and getting a seasonal flu shot.
stay informed by keeping up-to-date on a possible pandemic by listening to radio, television, and reading news and website updates.
These common-sense steps can help to stop the spread of influenza germs:
Wash hands frequently using soap and water.
Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues and put tissues in the trash and wash hands. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
If you get sick, stay home and away from others as much as possible.
Do not send sick children to school.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
10 Pandemic Flu Preparedness Tips Our ability to quickly and easily travel long distances helps make pandemic outbreaks spread more quickly. Knowing how to respond is key to reducing the impact of a pandemic.
Pandemic planning requires that people and entities not accustomed to responding to health crises understand the actions and priorities required to prepare for and respond to these potential risks.
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Learn More about Pandemic Flu
Keep up-to-date on a possible pandemic flu by visiting the following links:
Go to www.SCCphd.org for more information and fact sheets on pandemic flu, avian flu, and isolation and quarantine.
Go to www.cdc.gov for general information about pandemic flu and other health related information.
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