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Swine Flu

Swine Flu Hygiene Reminder

Though not so heavily in the headlines Swine Flu prevention measures should remain in our consciousness, particularly as all our children are about to be back in the classroom coughing and sneezing all over each other!

Here is the advice from the World Health Organisation:

Hygiene Recommendations

In areas with confirmed human cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, the risk for infection can be reduced through a combination of actions. No single action will provide complete protection, but an approach combining the following steps can help decrease the likelihood of transmission. These recommended actions are:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand cleaner when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • People who are sick with an influenza-like illness (ILI) (fever plus at least cough or sore throat and possibly other symptoms like runny nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhoea) should stay home and minimise contact with others, including avoiding travel, for 7 days after their symptoms begin or until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours, whichever is longer.
  • Avoid close contact (i.e. being within about 6 feet) with persons with ILI.

Do contact one of the team at The Nutrition Coach for diet advice about achieving optimum immune health for you and your family.

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Hilary

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