With all the hype that the recent Mexico Swine Flu is getting... countries around the globe are now on their toes to prevent the disease from escalating into a pandemic. So, what can an individual do in the meantime to avoid being infected?
The CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA) has come up with a simple and easy-to-follow guide to help anyone who is concerned enough to take extra precautions for oneself and for the benefit of others around him. I have taken the liberty to add on a few more for luck!!!
Please share these tips and may you stay healthy and well ....
(1) AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your
distance from those who are to protect them from getting sick too.
(2) STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK
If possible, stay home from work, school etc, when you are down with a fever
or showing signs of catching the flu bug. Ditto as in No: (1) .. you take care
of yourself as well as the others.
(3) COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE
Cultivate this courteous habit even if you don't have a flu! We spread a myriad
of germs when we cough or sneeze!!! Geez!!!
(4) WASH YOUR HANDS
Wash your hands thoroughly after visiting the toilet. Cleaning your hands often
also help to stop the spread of bacteria to others and yourself. Have a bottle
of anti-bacterial handwash in your bag always in case of urgent need.
(5) AVOID AIR-TRAVEL
If at all possible, avoid travel by air... it is one of the easiest way to get
bugged! With so many passengers in a confined area and breathing in recycled
air.... the bugs will have a field day!
(6) AVOID CROWDS
Forget about going window-shopping at the weekends when malls are overcrowded
with bug carriers. Stay home and catch up with your sleep or better still -
catch up on our Blog....
(7) PRACTISE GOOD HEALTH HABITS
You know what they are.... good hygiene, plenty of restful sleep, plenty of
healthy and nutritious green veggies and fresh fruits, regular exercise and
manage your own stress level wisely. And the company of good friends, those
without the bugs, of course!!! For them, we pray for their recovery...
(8) SPECIAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
For those with school-going kids.... take special care and monitor their
activities. Making sure they don't come into contact with children who are sick
or down with a fever. Make sure they enjoy a diet rich in Vitamin C .. from
fresh fruits and green veggies.
(9) GET VACCINATED
For seasonal flu, get vaccinated each year.
(10) LASTLY..... Prevention is better than cure!
If anyone has more to add on and share... please do us a favour and post your worth ..... thanks.
TAKE GOOD CARE !!
AND HAVE A BUG-FREE DAY!!!