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Cold and Flu Keep the Germs to Yourself. Avoid cold and flu season  Clean and wipe down shared surfaces  Wash hands thoroughly and often  Get a flu.

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1 Cold and Flu Keep the Germs to Yourself

2 Avoid cold and flu season  Clean and wipe down shared surfaces  Wash hands thoroughly and often  Get a flu shot if possible  Eat healthy foods and exercise moderately Can help strengthen your immune systemCan help strengthen your immune system  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated  Get plenty of rest

3 Flu Symptoms  High fever of degrees Fahrenheit  Headache  Extreme fatigue  Dry cough and sore throat  Runny or stuffy nose  Muscle aches  Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

4 Cold Symptoms  Sore throat  Cough, chest discomfort  Mild fatigue  Fever and headache are rare  Runny nose

5 Complication of the Flu  Usually children and the elderly are at risk Bacterial pneumoniaBacterial pneumonia DehydrationDehydration Weakened chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetesWeakened chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes

6 Stop the Spread of Germs  Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough  Use tissues when you sneeze Sneeze into your sleeve if tissues aren’t availableSneeze into your sleeve if tissues aren’t available  Wash your hands effectively and frequently

7 To work or not to work  Stay home if you have a fever You are most contagious at that timeYou are most contagious at that time  Talk to your pharmacist about over-the-counter medications Can make you drowsyCan make you drowsy Can be dangerous driving a vehicle or operating machineryCan be dangerous driving a vehicle or operating machinery

8 It’s your decision  Supervisors have the right and responsibility to send employees home if necessary  Use common sense and courtesy, stay home when you’re very sick

9 Cold and Flu Keep the Germs to Yourself


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