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Strategies to lower the risk of influenza 

Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds can help eliminate viruses you might have picked up from contaminated surfaces.

Practice Good Hand Hygiene

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If you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, or fatigue, it's best to stay home to avoid spreading the virus to others.

Stay Home When Sick

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Influenza viruses can enter your body through the eyes, nose, or mouth. Try to avoid touching your face with unwashed hands to reduce the risk of infection.

Avoid Touching Your Face

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Use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

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Regularly clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces in your home, workplace, or school.

Clean & Disinfect Surfaces

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A strong immune system can better defend against infections.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

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During flu outbreaks, avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.

Maintain Social Distancing

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During flu season or when there's an outbreak, wearing a mask can offer some protection against inhaling respiratory droplets that may contain the virus.

Wear a Mask

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Try to avoid crowded areas where the risk of exposure to the influenza virus is higher.

Avoid crowded places

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The flu vaccine is designed to protect against the most prevalent strains of the virus, and it's particularly important for individuals with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and young children.

Get vaccinated

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