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Posted on: October 21, 2014

Ebola information

What You Should Know About the Ebola Virus
Ebola is a rare disease that poses little risk that you or your family will contract it. Health care providers caring for Ebola patients are at the highest risk for Ebola. The virus does not spread through the air, only through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or a contaminated object (such as a needle or syringe). The virus does not live long on surfaces outside the body.

We are now entering flu season in the Texas area and the following five basic measures should always be followed to minimize the spread of germs and diseases.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough. The flu virus can travel through the air when a person coughs or sneezes
• Wash your hands thoroughly and often – either with soap and water or an alcohol based sanitizer
• Don’t share personal items
• Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food
• Avoid close contact with others who are sick from the flu
If you have flu or flu-like symptoms and have a fever of 100.3 or above you should avoid contact with others. Resting at home when you have a fever or severe cold symptoms, such as a lot of coughing and sneezing, will not only aid your recovery, but also spare others from exposure to the illness.

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