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    • The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.

      1. Avoid close contact.

      Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

      2. Stay home when you are sick.

      If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

      3. Cover your mouth and nose.

      Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

      4. Clean your hands.

      Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

      5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

      Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

      6. Practice other good health habits.

      Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

      For more information visit the CDC.gov website 


      The Flu:  A Guide for Parents

      Talking to your Children About Flu

      Everyday Prevention Actions That Can Help Fight Germs

      INFLUENZA (GRIPE) La influenza y usted

      Are You a Flu Fighter Coloring Book

      Eres un luchador contra la influenza?

       
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have the most up-to-date information regarding the Zika Virus.  For additional information select the following links: 

      Zika:  The Basics of the Virus and What you Need to Know 

      What Parents Should Know about Zika

      Zika and Pregnancy

      Zika in Central Texas :  The latest from the Comal County Office of Public Health and the City of New Braunfels. 

      For your reference, there is an Activity Book for Elementary students and a flyer about talking to your kids and protecting your family. 

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