H1N1 prevention tips
Posted August 8, 2009on:
Cover Your Nose and Mouth
– With a tissue when you cough or sneeze and dispose the tissue properly in the trash after use.
Wash Your Hands
– Regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
– Before and after preparing food
– After going to the toilet
– Before and after eating
– After blowing your nose
– After using your hand when coughing or sneezing
Contain the Spread of Flu
– Use a serving spoon when sharing food from a common dish.
– Do not share personal items such as toothbrushes and towels.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
– If you are sick, avoid crowded areas and wear surgical mask.
– Stay at home and do not go to work or school if ill.
– See your family doctor if you have flu like symptoms and if you had recent travel to areas with cases of Influenza A(H1N1).
Build Up Your Immunity
– If you are a smoker, quit smoking. It harms you and your family.
– Take more fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are the most power-packed combination of nutrients your body needs for good health.
– Drink the equivalent of 8 glasses of fluid daily.
– Engage in 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on 5 or more days a week.
– Learn to relax and rest.
Keep Your Environment Clean
– Do not throw leftover food on the floor or in the open.
– Do not leave food in common areas for stray animals.
– Do not spit on the floor and common areas.
– Throw used masks, tissue or litter into rubbish bins.
Do not do any non-essential travel to these regions:
– Kobe (Japan)
– Osaka (Japan)
If you do travel there, monitor your temperature daily for any fever. Keep a record of all your movements for 7 days after your return.