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You — yes, you! — can help keep people from getting sick this flu season. How? It’s not too hard. Just take these steps:
You may have heard all this before. But flu season is a great time to actually start doing them. By following these tips, you might be able to keep yourself from getting sick and prevent germs from spreading and making other people sick.
Do you notice something about the tips above? Most of them involve your hands. That’s how a lot of germs get in our bodies in the first place — whether it’s a cold, chickenpox, or the flu. Germs get on our hands and we put our hands in our eyes, noses, and, especially, our mouths.
Sometimes you just can’t help it. You have to pick up your sandwich, floss your teeth, and do stuff like that. Our hands get plenty of opportunities to touch our eyes and noses too.
The best habit of all these good habits is hand washing. When you wash your hands, you rinse away germs that you might have picked up here or there. When you do this before you eat, for instance, it keeps those germs from ending up in your body, where they can make you sick.
Sure, you know you’re supposed to wash your hands. But make sure you do it right:
The flu can make you sick for a week or more. Find out how to get protected from the influenza virus.
Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn all about the best way to wash your hands in this article for kids.
Stay home or go to school? That’s what you are probably wondering if you have the flu. Find out more.
The flu is a virus that can make you sick for a week or longer. Find out more in this article for kids.
Just about everybody needs a flu shot. Find out more in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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