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