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Influenza is a highly contagious disease
Influenza is transmitted by airborne droplets produced from sneezing or coughing, person-to-person contact such as shaking hands, or touching contaminated items like telephones, door knobs, escalator buttons or toys. The viruses enter your body through nose or mouth.


Beware of highly populated areas
The greatest exposure to the flu occurs in crowded places such as long-term care or semi closed institutions, schools, cinemas, places of entertainment, crowded living conditions, and public transport vehicles.


Minimize transmission
Cover your nose or mouth with your hand when you sneeze or cough, and wash your hands carefully after contact with flu-infected persons. Clean your hands after touching articles such as handkerchiefs, clothes, cutlery, dishes or other household items belonging to sick persons.


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