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A recent survey of American adults found that 76% worried about becoming ill if they had to stay home and take care of the sick during a severe flu pandemic.1
 
  Learn infection control measures. 
  

 

Setting up a Sick Room

Wash hands for 15 seconds with soap and water

infection prevention

Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue

prevent infection

"CDC Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons With Influenza-Like Illness Should Stay Away from Others" states:

"people should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F [37.8 degrees C]), or signs of fever without the use of fever reducing medications"  The guidance applies to "camps, schools, businesses, mass gatherings and other community settings where the people are not at increased risk for influenza complications."  People should continue to practice good handwashing and "cough etiquette" meaning "cover a cough with a tissue."

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