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January 17, 2014

How to prevent illness

NORMAN — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Additional habits can aid in preventing illness, including:

· Avoid close contact: When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.

· Stay home when you are sick: If possible, stay home from work, school and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing: It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

· Clean your hands: This helps protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth: Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.

· Practice other good health habits: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

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