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Tips to Avoid the Swine Flu

The news media is doing its best to make the recent outbreak of swine flu in the United States and Mexico to be incredibly scary and dangerous, and while it may be cause for concern, it is certainly no cause for alarm. There are some simple and easy to follow tips that will help reduce the chances that both you and your children will catch this nasty strain of flu.

While the flu vaccine does not work against this strain, there is an even better line of defense: Washing your hands. By making sure you and your children wash your hands on a regular basis, and especially after touching public surfaces, you can remove the germs before they get a chance to infect you. For kids, this is especially important when they come back from school.

The next is to train your children to avoid touching any kind of mucus membrane; this is mainly means avoiding the eyes, nose, and mouth. Those are the places that the swine flu germs can most easily enter the body. While it will be tough, especially for the kids, just explain to them that if they do not want to get sick, to try to avoid it.

While the Swine Flu can be dangerous, with these simple tips and guidelines, both you and your kids will come through with minimal problems.

DVC_Chris
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:03:31 +0000

Attached is a really informative pamphlet on the H1N1 Flu provided by the Loma Linda University Medical Center. It explains what is the Swine flu, the symptoms, and ways to avoid it.

Attached File: 2009 H1N1 Flu.pdf (379 KB)

Mel
Mon, 04 May 2009 19:49:13 +0000

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