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Published May 01, 2009, 07:12 AM

How to fight flu

Minnesota news
Tips for staying healthy and fighting flu symptoms:

By: Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin

Tips for staying healthy and fighting flu symptoms:

-- Cover nose and mouth with tissue when coughing or sneezing.

-- Avoid close contact with sick people.

-- Wash hands with soap and water for 15 to 20 seconds; alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective alternative.

-- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth; that can spread germs.

-- Stay away from school or work if ill.

-- Consult health-care provider if ill with flu-like symptoms and live in area where swine flu cases have been identified.

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Health Department

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