Today’s health tip: Safety precautions for upcoming flu season

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Avoid close contact with people who are sick in flu season. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses are spread by others cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

When a person touches something with flu that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.