Flu Season Message from WCCC School Nurse
WCCC School Nurse Beverly Mount has some good information for all of us from the Warren County Health Department to help prevent the spread of flu, and also good rules to follow for other illnesses we are seeing this winter. There has been an increase in absences due to illness at WCCC recently, and while there is nothing to be alarmed about, we all need to practice prevention!
From the Warren County Health Department:
It’s that time of the year, flu season. The good news is there are steps you can take to help keep you and your family healthy. Follow these steps to help prevent the flu:
GET VACCINATED: The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each season. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. To schedule an appointment for a flu shot at WCHD call 513-695-1229.
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
STAY HOME WHEN SICK If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
COVER MOUTH & NOSE WHEN COUGHING Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
WASH HANDS Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
AVOID TOUCHING EYES NOSES AND MOUTH Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. A person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.
CLEAN & DISINFECT SURFACES & OBJECTS Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu can help slow the spread of influenza. For more information on the flu or for more flu prevention information visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu.