The County of Dukes County
Preventing the Flu:
        Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. There are many things you can to do preventing getting and spreading influenza:
There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
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  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
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  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. 4302009_113252_4.png

  • If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Dukes County Emergency Management Agency