This time of year is a good time to review the importance of good hand washing.
It is well documented that the most important measure for preventing the spread of pathogens is effective hand washing.
The CDC reminds us that the best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
In addition to hand washing, good health habits that help prevent infection include:
Avoid close contact with sick people.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, remain physically active and get enough sleep.
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