Meadville Tribune

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December 18, 2012

It may be just a matter of time until state's flu outbreak hits locally

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MEADVILLE — In addition to getting the flu vaccine, here are several ways to help protect yourself from the flu, according to the state Department of Health.

- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

- Stay at home when ill.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol based hand sanitizers can also be used when soap and water are not handy.

- Clean and disinfect high use surfaces, especially if someone has been coughing or sneezing in the area.

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