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Infections: Don’t Pass It On

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

The campaign develops and distributes education and communication materials for the VA community that promote:
* Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
* Annual seasonal influenza vaccination
* Correct and appropriate use of personal protective equipment
* Pandemic influenza preparedness and response
* Basic public health measures to prevent transmission of infection

What you can do to reduce the spread of infection:

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
* Stay home when you are sick and limit contact with others.
* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
* Get your seasonal flu shot.