Did you know that you can get the flu from someone who isn’t even showing symptoms of the flu?
Sneezing, coughing, and even talking can spread tiny droplets that can infect you with Influenza A or Influenza B. Transmission can even happen through touching contaminated surfaces, like doorknobs, elevator buttons, and shopping carts.
A few simple actions can help to prevent the flu, and make your fall and winter more enjoyable.
- The Flu Shot – that little needle sucks, but doesn’t suck as much as spending the week sick as a dog in bed.
- Wash your hands – it’s best to use warm water and soap, but if no other option exists, then sanitizer is a good alternative
- Clean common surfaces – make sure to wipe clean doorknobs, phones, tablets, and shopping carts prior to use can save your season!
- Take care of yourself – sleep, eat and think healthy to avoid being susceptible to contracting the flu.
If you do get sick, stay home! Take care of yourself, and others.
You can find more information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/prevention-risks.html