Monday Health Minute | Published February 18, 2013

Share Fun, Not the Flu: Fighting the Spread of Illness This Season



  • Wash your hands often.


  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose or mouth during flu season.


  • Children, older adults and those who work with them should get a flu shot.


  • The flu virus can survive from 2-8 hours on hard surfaces such as doorknobs. If you’re sick, sanitize anything you touch.


  • If you get sick, stay home from work or school to prevent passing it on.