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Influenza activity is increasing in Nebraska.

The West Central District Health Department would like to remind the public of these everyday preventive actions to help reduce influenza in our area: Avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Stay home when you are sick.  If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you or your child stay home at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. This is how germs enter your body.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

For more information about Influenza (Flu) visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html