Flu and Cold Prevention Tips

Where does the cold and flu originate from? These viruses originate from over 200 different other viruses that infect our bodies via mouth, nose, and eye openings. There are no vaccination shots for the cold, but the flu does have the ability to be taken care of by a shot. Let us take a look at some methods of preventing the spread of these viruses.

To start things off, you have to wash your hands! When you wash your hands with warm water and soap you kill up at least 90-99% of the germs located on your hands. That being said, we has a whole spread germs by sneezing, coughing, spitting onto surfaces and into mouths, eyes, and noses. To keep this from happening it is best to use a tissue to take care of these needs. Risk of spreading these viruses' increases during "flu season" which can start as early as October and end in late May!

The best way to prevent the spread of the flu is to get a flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations are annual, and always affordable. You can receive your vaccination shots at local pharmacies, you physician, and sometimes at your local universities. When you get the flu vaccination you not only protect yourself, buy everybody who comes into contact with you. Once the shot or nasal spray has been absorbed into your body, it takes two weeks for you not to be as contagious. You do not always have to get the shot vaccination; there is also a nasal spray vaccination available.

To summarize everything that you have just read, make sure to follow these simple instructions' on preventing the spread of these viruses. Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitizer. Cover up your mouth and nose so you do not accidently spread the virus. Finally if you do contract one of these viruses make sure to get your annual flu shot to combat it.

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