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Stop the Spread of Influenza
Cathi Wilson
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...