Cold and Flu Season!
It should be noted that not all flu supplies are created equal. The FDA’s Center for Device and Radiological Health, states that respirators are a vital part of preparation to help reduce the spread of the flu virus to individuals. Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control endorse a properly-fitting "N95 Respirator" as one of the items, which, along with proper hand washing, cough etiquette and avoidance of crowded settings will help prevent the spread of the Flu.
The general public should be prepared to reduce exposure to airborne germs. So please make sure you are using an FDA approved respirator that will filter out viruses in health-related emergencies and not the industrial respirators found at most home supplies stores.
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
Get vaccinated against seasonal flu. Vaccination is the best protection we have against flu.
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread that way.
Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
Stay informed. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.