Between fever, chills and runny noses, just thinking about the upcoming flu season is enough to make you sick. Bet you didn't know that people with the flu can spread it while coughing, sneezing or even talking to people who are as much as six feet away.
Another way to catch the flu is by touching surfaces that have flu virus on them and then touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Get back to the basics of prevention to avoid the flu yourself and help keep it from spreading around your home and office.
Take a Shot: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting an annual flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the flu. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months old and older.
Wash Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water. Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds when you wash. To make sure, keep scrubbing while you sing 'Happy Birthday' twice through. Rinse well and be sure to dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.
Come Clean: Use disinfectant spray or wipes to clean frequently touched objects and surfaces such as doorknobs, phones, coffee pots and copier buttons.
Play Defense: Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Help your body stay healthy by eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep and exercise.
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Widespread damage and power outages have been reported in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as Hurricane Maria moves toward the Turks and Caicos.
Another powerful hurricane tore through the Caribbean this week while a powerful earthquake caused catastrophic damage near Mexico City.
With the warm central United States in various degrees of drought as the summer comes to a close, wet weather this weekend may compensate - or even overcompensate - for missed rainfall.
After a magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook Mexico and caused buildings to collapse in Mexico City on Tuesday, the death toll stands at 273.
Beyond the Caribbean, Maria will take a path similar to Jose in the short term, but may still be a concern for part of the eastern United States, Atlantic Canada and Bermuda.
A budding tropical depression is expected to cause seas to build and raise the risk for flooding downpours in southern Mexico into this weekend.
Maria became the second Category 5 hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Significant damage has been reported across the Caribbean islands as it continues along its destructive path.
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