Stop the Spread of Influenza
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Prevention – Everyday Actions to Stop the Spread of Influenza
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Persons confirmed to have influenza are required to stay home for seven days following onset of symptoms per Kansas regulation. According to CDC, persons with influenza are considered infectious for 5-7 days after becoming sick.
- If sick, with other febrile respiratory illnesses, stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without using fever-reducing medicine.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective when soap and water is unavailable.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
Visit the CDC influenza website for more information about the flu. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Information from: http://www.kdheks.gov/flu/inde...