Cold & Flu Season
Influenza is spread by respiratory droplets of an infected person coming into contact with those uninfected.
Some viruses and bacteria can live two hours or longer on surfaces like tables, doorknobs and desktops, take basic precautions to avoid the spread of germs and viruses.
In addition to covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing, other good health habits that can help prevent the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses are:
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for 15-20 seconds or by using alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
-Germs are often spread when a person touches an object that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth. -Get an annual flu shot to help the human body develop antibodies to protect against influenza infection.