Friday, October 09, 2009

Stay Healthy - Swine Flu

In a previous blog about hand washing I mentioned that frequent and proper handwashing is one way to stop the spread of swine flu (H1N1 virus). Good hand washing technique is especially important for children and young adults who may be a higher risk of contracting the disease and developing complications from the virus. The article, Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands? from is worth reading again. In another article for kids, Swine Flu, authors advise children to avoid touching their eyes and mouth, sharing cups and utensils and to say away from people who are sick. also stresses the importance of hand wahsng after eating or touching food, after using the bathroom, after blowing your nose, after playing outside and before and after visiting a sick friend or relative. There's no guarantee, of course, that your little girl won't contract the flue, but these tips and good hand washing can help keep her hearlthy - and keep her in school in her school wardrobe.

~ Sophias Grandma

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