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Stop the spread of the Flu!
 
We at Northwestern have NOT been hugely impacted by Influenza!

LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY!!

How can you slow down the spread of flu?

The CDC recommends a 3 step approach to preventing the flu.

1. Get vaccinated.
2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
3. Take flu antivirals if prescribed by your doctor.

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a 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. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
This information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm


Sharon Bowers RN, BSN
Licensed School Nurse
Northwestern Local Schools
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