Health Tip: Protecting Children from the Flu
(HealthDay News) -- Flu season is in full swing. Thousands of children under the age of 5 have been hospitalized for the flu in the last decade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
The CDC suggests following these precautions to protect younger children:
Keep yourself and the child away from people who are sick.
If you have flu-like symptoms, avoid contact with the child.
Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the home.