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This website was created as an example of how teachers can create a webpage for students to use while they are at home with the flu. 

 Remember!

Prevent the Spread of Illness in the Community It is important to take precautions to protect others outside the home from getting sick.  Some useful ways to prevent spreading illness in the community include: ü  Stay at home if you are sick. Ill persons should not leave the home until they have recovered because they can spread the infection to others.  In a typical influenza season, persons with influenza should avoid contact with others for about 5 days after the onset of symptoms. During an influenza pandemic, public health authorities will provide information on how long persons with influenza should remain at home. 

ü  If the ill person must leave home (such as for medical care), he or she should wear a surgical or procedure mask, if available, and should be sure to take the following steps.

 Steps Ill Persons Can Take To Prevent the Spread of Disease: ·         Cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using tissues or the crook of the elbow instead of the hands.·         Use tissues to contain mucous and watery discharge from the mouth and nose. ·         Dispose of tissues in the nearest waste receptacle after use or carry a small plastic bag (like a zip-lock bag) for used tissues.

·         Wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser after covering your mouth for a cough or sneeze, after wiping or blowing your nose, and after handling contaminated objects and materials, including tissues. 

 

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During an influenza pandemic, only people who are essential for patient care or support should enter a home where someone is ill with pandemic influenza unless they have already had influenza.

 ü  If other persons must enter the home, they should avoid close contact with the patient and use the infection control precautions recommended above. ü  Keep your distance from others by avoiding crowds, limiting your travel, and working from home when possible.
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