Catasauqua Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Avoiding the flu

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Even though flu season appears to have peaked, according to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent in case someone comes in contact with the influenza virus.

Other things to keep in mind when trying to avoid the flu:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on your hands can easily spread this way.

• Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you need medical attention, chances are you will find local emergency rooms very crowded. Officials recommend visiting a patient’s primary care physician or an express care or urgent-care facility.