WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION
It is cold and flu season. In light of that, as well as current news reports regarding other viruses that affect the health and well being of ourselves and our families, what can we do to stay reasonably healthy and prevent the spread of infection?
Some basic ways to keep your immune system healthy are to: eat nutritious foods; exercise several times a week; get plenty of rest; hydrate often throughout the day; and find ways to reduce stress.
Viruses can spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces contaminated by secretions like saliva, sputum and nasal mucus. To prevent the Enterovirus and other viruses, such as cold and flu:
If there is a history of asthma the following steps are important to follow:
In addition, we encourage you to review and post the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) flier, entitled “Cover Your Cough” (See cdc cough.pdf attached).
· Center for Disease Control and Prevention
· New Haven Public Schools