H1N1 and the School Connection



Swine flu has begun to rear it’s ugly head in the state of Georgia. According to the CDC, the southeastern states— Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina— have become a collective hotbed of  Swine Flu activity. Experts further suggest that schools  will become some of the most efficient germ factories in the country, while a poll conducted by the American Red Cross  shows that though a majority of Americans are planning to take precautions against the H1N1 virus, more than a third of parents (39%) have received no flu information from their children’s school or daycare

To protect yourself and your children take the following steps:

  • Teach kids by example by showing them proper hand washing techniques.
  • Avoid sharing objects such as utensils, cups, and bottles.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands afterwards. If tissue-less, cough or sneeze into your elbow or upper arm, not your hands.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth to keep germs from entering your body.

For more H1N1 prevention info. go to http://redcross.org

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