7 things you can do to help keep your family safe from the flu

Posted in Family Health.

With many families closely watching news reports of serious flu cases – and even tragic fatalities – it’s a good time to brush up on some basic flu-fighting tips in the hopes of keeping everybody safe.

The highly contagious flu is a type of viral infection, spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It can lead to life-threatening complications, like pneumonia, and is obviously best avoided. Here’s some flu-busting tips, in the hopes of doing just that.

2. Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose and ears as much as possible

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Flu germs can exist for between two and eight hours on some surfaces, meaning you (or your kids) can encounter these bugs easily without knowing it. Thus, it's a great idea to avoid touching your face unless you have clean hands, as this helps prevent these potentially dangerous, lurking germs sneakily entering your system and making you (or your kids) sick.


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