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Pandemic - We Want You…To Stop the Flu

Illnesses like the flu and colds are caused by viruses and usually spread from person-to-person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. You can help prevent the spread of germs, seasonal flu, and pandemic flu.

Help stop the spread of germs:

  1. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw it away.
  2. Clean your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth – germs from surfaces like desks or doorknobs enter your system this way.
  4. Stay home and rest when you are sick or have flu symptoms – staying away from others may keep them from getting sick.
  5. Practice other good health habits to stay healthy all year long.

Get more information from the U.Va.'s Office of Emergency Preparedness: 434-982-0565 or