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Cold and flu prevention tips

11/15/12 2:55 AM

‘Tis the season for cold and flu. The TTC wants you to stay bug-free this season. Here are a few simple and effective tips that can help prevent the spread of germs and infections:
> Beat the flu bug and get your shot. This season, immunizations are available through your family doctor, public health, workplace clinics – and now pharmacists.
> Wash your hands frequently and properly. Wet hands with warm water; apply soap; lather for 20 seconds; rinse hands back and front; dry hands with paper towel; turn off taps with paper towel. Hand hygiene should be practiced regularly, especially after coughing or sneezing.
> Use proper cough etiquette. Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, cough into your upper sleeve, not into your hands. Remember to wash your hands afterwards.
> If you are feeling sick, stay home. By isolating yourself from your work environment, and other people, you will not spread your illness.
> Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Follow Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating. A nutritional and balanced diet will help you stay healthy. Maintaining your fitness, and getting enough rest, may also decrease your chance of getting ill this season.
> Do not share personal items. Germs can be transmitted through the sharing of personal items, such as cups, food, etc.
For more information about preventing colds and the flu, and to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).




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