Providenciales, 11 Feb 2015 – TCI Ministry of Health – One Dozen Health Tips for Cold & Flu Season
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Put your used tissue in a waste basket.
If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or long enough to sing the birthday song twice.
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).
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
If you or your child is sick with the flu stay home from work, school or daycare. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods, manage your stress, and be physically active.
Everyday preventive actions can help slow the spread of germs that can cause many different illnesses including the flu.