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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • The flu hits Gurdon

  • The flu has hit Gurdon, so take precautions when you go out in public. At Thomerson Drug and Gift Store employees seemed quite busy during the week after New Year's, “We have seen a lot of flu,” said one worker.The Gurdon Clinic reported light flu activity.One family that was hit hard by the flu over t...
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    • When you are out in public and you wash your hands, get your paper towels first. Then use a towel to turn on the faucet and to get soap from the soap dispenser. After you wash your hand...
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      When you are out in public and you wash your hands, get your paper towels first. Then use a towel to turn on the faucet and to get soap from the soap dispenser. After you wash your hands for at least 15 seconds, use the towel to turn off the faucet and then use the towel to open the door.
      Stay home if you have a fever of 100 degrees or more without taking a fever reducer. Finally, the flu exhibits itself much like the common cold. Differences can include more body aches and a fever with the flu.
      The flu is already responsible for seven deaths in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas Department of Health Officials are still recommending the flu shot to those who have not been vaccinated stating, it is still effective, get the shot now, if you haven't already.
    If you are sick, stay at home. If you do go out while you are ill, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, however, don't cough or sneeze into your hand. Using your hand can spread germs every time you touch a surface, instead cough or sneeze into your elbow.
    If you are caring for someone who is sick, clean surfaces first and then disinfect. Counter tops, doorknobs, keyboards and telephones are all areas that can carry germs. Also bathrooms and children's toys can carry germs and if you are sick you should throw away your toothbrush and get a new one. Pets can also carry germs if everyone in the family is handling the same dog or cat.

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