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GA Department of Health gives flu outbreak update

(Source: Georgia Department of Health) (Source: Georgia Department of Health)

ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – The Georgia Department of Public Health is hosted a press conference with an update on the flu outbreak.

To watch the full video click here.

Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of the flu:

  • Get your flu shot
  • Frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and warm water. Alcohol-based gels are the next best thing if you don’t have access to soap and water.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing to help prevent the spread of the flu. Use a tissue or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or arm.
  • Avoid touching your face as flu germs can get into the body through mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and eyes.

If you are sick, stay home from school or work. Flu sufferers should be free of a fever, without the use of a fever reducer, for at least 24 hours before returning to school or work.

Georgia Department of Health says that if you’re caring for a sick person at home, keep them away from common areas of the house and other people as much as possible.

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