Flu or just a cold: Catch it. Bin it. Kill it
Flu, man flu, coughs and colds - whatever you want to call them they are all contagious and make you feel miserable at best.
At worst real flu can be a killer for certain at-risk groups such as the elderly.
That risk can be reduced if we all take a little extra care.
The two best ways to prevent the spread of flu are to ensure eligible groups get vaccinated and encourage the public to practise good respiratory and hand hygiene.
Public Health England has activated the Catch it. Bin it. Kill it. campaign. The key objective is to encourage people to adopt good respiratory and hand hygiene, such as using a tissue and washing hands thoroughly, as a line of defence against flu.
Such illnesses are spread by:-
· Unclean hands.
· Touching your face after touching contaminated objects.
· Touching objects (such as copiers, phones, etc) after contaminating your hands.
To help stop the spread of germs, the advice is:
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
· Put your used tissue in a waste basket;
· Remember to wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
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