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Common Sense Key to Prevent Flu Spread
Center for Disease Control and Prevention ^ | September 23, 2005 | Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Posted on 10/16/2005 6:03:33 PM PDT by Aracelis

Good Health Habits

Good health habits are also an important way to help prevent the Flu.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bioterror; biowarfare; birdflu; disease; flu; handwashing; preprations; prevention; publichealth
Just a reminder of common sense precautions that seem timely as Tamiflu may be minimally effective against H5N1.

Some other personal recommendations are to spray keyboards and telephones with Lysol, use virus-killing tissues, keep a bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you and use it after shaking hands with someone, take your vitamins, get some excercise, and eat right ("Yes, Mom!").

Call me an alarmist...it's ok. I'm used to the moniker.

1 posted on 10/16/2005 6:03:36 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Mother Abigail
Any other recommendations, Mother?
2 posted on 10/16/2005 6:05:04 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Aracelis

What are virus-killing tissues?


3 posted on 10/16/2005 6:11:37 PM PDT by queenkathy (I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.)
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To: Aracelis

And always wear clean underwear in case you are ever in an accident.


4 posted on 10/16/2005 6:12:11 PM PDT by queenkathy (I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.)
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To: Aracelis

I'm not getting paranoid over a stupid flu virus. If this stuff starts going around I'll do my best to get the shot. Otherwise, I want to take every chance I can to GET IT, fight it, and get over it. Worrying about it can only hurt my immune system. :)


5 posted on 10/16/2005 6:16:16 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: queenkathy
Kleenex® makes an anti-viral tissue named, oddly enough, Kleenex® Anti-Viral brand tissues. The tissues are impregnated with citric acid to kill the little buggers.
6 posted on 10/16/2005 6:23:15 PM PDT by Aracelis
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Comment #7 Removed by Moderator

Well, no good deed is ever left unpunished. This article is no longer on the sidebar. :(

Although, I do indeed defer to the wisdom of the Admin mods.

8 posted on 10/16/2005 6:33:10 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: manwiththehands

"If this stuff starts going around I'll do my best to get the shot. "

There is no shot available for the avian strain right now.


9 posted on 10/16/2005 6:35:15 PM PDT by webstersII
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To: Aracelis

Yeah - and buy a huge generator and have some computer geek sell you some protectice software and prepare for the crash of civilization. Oh, Wait! That was Y2K - never mind.


10 posted on 10/16/2005 6:35:57 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy
Yeah - and buy a huge generator and have some computer geek sell you some protectice software and prepare for the crash of civilization

Well, with so many blasted articles being posted about the spread of the bird flu, I figured it was about time someone gave pertinent and inexpensive precautionary information. And yes, I am a professional mother. :)

11 posted on 10/16/2005 6:42:15 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: webstersII; manwiththehands
There is no shot available for the avian strain right now.

And not likely to be one available in the near future.

12 posted on 10/16/2005 6:44:10 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Aracelis
Hire some Mormons for personal assistants and make sure everything is handed to you wrapped in a clean tissue.
13 posted on 10/16/2005 6:59:42 PM PDT by dgallo51 (DEMAND IMMEDIATE, OPEN INVESTIGATIONS OF U.S. COMPLICITY IN RWANDAN GENOCIDE!)
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To: Aracelis
Any other recommendations, Mother?

Stay away from Chickens..

14 posted on 10/16/2005 8:28:30 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: manwiththehands
I'm not getting paranoid over a stupid flu virus.

Considering that the only way to get it right now is from infected birds, that's a pretty good idea.
There have been no recorded cases of human-to-human transfer of avian flu so far..
That means the only people currently in danger of catching avian flu are the people running chicken farms, turkey farms, etc.. ..
TYSON IND. beware!!!

15 posted on 10/16/2005 8:33:52 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom; not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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To: Drammach
iirc, one of the vietnamese poultry farmers who caught it gave it to one of his nurse/care-givers (they both narrowly survived).
16 posted on 10/16/2005 10:25:05 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Aracelis; All
  Avian Flu Surveillance Project
 
 Avian Flu Preparedness Project
 
 Avian Flu Blog
 
 When disaster strikes, be ready
 
 What you need
 
 Strange new disease outbreaks


17 posted on 10/17/2005 1:13:59 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Drammach
"That means the only people currently in danger..."

Assessing when "currently" ends is a delicate subject matter when it relates to flu epidemic projection models.

18 posted on 10/17/2005 1:25:48 AM PDT by endthematrix (Those who despise freedom and progress have condemned themselves to isolation, decline, and collapse)
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the links, backhoe!
19 posted on 10/17/2005 5:26:22 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Aracelis
Thanks for the links, backhoe!


20 posted on 10/17/2005 9:23:24 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: Drammach

I think abstaining from kissing a chicken would be sufficient precaution. lol


21 posted on 10/17/2005 9:26:58 AM PDT by verity (Don't let your children grow up to be mainstream media maggots.)
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