Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flu Season

As we enter what health professionals traditionally dub “peak flu season.”  I want to urge you to learn to recognize the signs of the flu and take the proper measures to protect yourself and your family.
According to the CDC Influenza has spread to more than 80% of the United States and they are advising everyone who has not been vaccinated to do so now. WHACK the Flu is a community based flu prevention program from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The acronym WHACK is simple:
W—Wash your hands often

H—Home is where you stay when you are sick
A—Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

C—Cover your coughs and sneezes
K—Keep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing


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