How to avoid the flu

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How to avoid getting the flu, influenza. There are several simple things you can do to avoid getting the flu in the first place. This slide show clearly explains how to avoid the flu.

How to avoid getting the flu, influenza. There are several simple things you can do to avoid getting the flu in the first place. This slide show clearly explains how to avoid the flu.

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  • 1. How to Avoid the Flu Things you can do to stay healthy Wat U Should Know
  • 2. Wat it is: • A VIRUS: • Single celled nasty, smaller than a bacterium. • It lives off a host (YOU). • Replicates itself (inside your body). • It resists antibiotics. • In short: It’s BAD NEWS!
  • 3. Symptomz Fever (100.0°F +) • Cough • Other symptoms may include: • Sore throat • Headache • Body aches • Chills • Extreme fatigue • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea • Runny/Stuffy nose
  • 4. How Flu Spredz • Person A sneezes or coughs and does not cover it correctly, or wash hands afterwards. • Virus lands on a surface where a droplet from sneeze/cough (hand, desk, doorknob). • Person B touches eyes, nose or mouth before washing their hands or breathes in airborne mist from cough or sneeze. • Virus invades person B’s body and multiplies. Person B is contagious for a day or so before showing symptoms.
  • 5. Kontrol and Prevention • • • • • • • • Get a flu shot or the flu nasal injection. Hand washing 1. Wet hands. 2. Apply soap and rub for 20 seconds. (Sing “Happy Birthday” twice) 3. Rinse. 4. Dry. 5. Use paper towel to turn off faucet and open restroom door. (Assume others haven’t washed as well as you did.) • 6. When soap/water are not available, use a hand sanitizer. Apply a dime sized amount
  • 6. Infection Kontrol • Cover Coughs and Sneezes Correctly • Into your sleeve! • Why is coughing/sneezing in your sleeve better than coughing/sneezing in your hand? • You are less likely to spread your germs if they end up on your sleeve than you are if they end up on your hands.
  • 7. Yuck! If a tissue is needed, throw it away afterwards (don’t keep for later!) then wash or sanitize hands as soon as possible. • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, & mouth • Avoid close contact with people who are symptomatic • Stay home when you are sick • • Protects others from exposure to virus • • Slows the spread of illness
  • 8. Or You Kould End up Like This:
  • 9. Stay Healthy Avoid the flu!