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H1N1: Protecting Yourself and Others

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Common-Sense Precautions

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective. We have placed hand sanitizers throughout campus.

  • Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; germs are known to spread this way.

  • Stay home if you have flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). Contact Stetson if you suspect you have the flu.

  • If a family member is ill, follow CDC caregiver guidance. You can find this guidance on the CDC Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance_homecare.htm.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Educate yourself on the symptoms of H1N1 virus, and seek medical attention immediately for the best prognosis.

  • Develop a personal flu treatment and recovery plan for you and your family.
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