Harvey County

Flu Season

This is a great time of year. Many different types of seasons; Christmas Season, Thanksgiving Season, Giving Season and most importantly it is Flu Season! No one wants to get sick and this time of year it is the easiest way to get sick. We all get together with family and friends to celebrate the holidays with good food, but we also forget that we are passing germs and can make each other sick by simply hanging out with each other.

Handwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings.

When should you wash your hands?

– Before, during and after preparing food

– Before eating food

– Before and after caring for someone who is sick

– After using the bathroom

– After changing diapers or cleaning up a child

– After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

– After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste

– After touching the garbage

Do you wash your hands after doing any or all of the above? I know I forget sometimes, especially after taking out the trash! But if you start practicing this, it will become a habit and help prevent your family and friends from getting sick!

What if you don’t have soap and water available? Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Remember to keep your friends, family and yourself from getting sick this Flu Season… wash your hands!

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