Meadville Tribune

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January 14, 2013

'Widespread' status for flu season in Pa.

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MEADVILLE — Konstantine Fekos can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at kfekos@meadvilletribune.com.

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:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Be careful what you touch. Hands transmit germs.

Cover your nose and mouth with hands or tissues when coughing or sneezing.

Get plenty of rest, eat properly and dress appropriately for the weather.

When ill, prevent the spread of germs by staying home from school or the workplace, if possible.

During flu season, minimize time in crowded areas, such as shopping centers, and avoid contact with those at high risk for the flu.

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