There are general precautions you can take to prevent the spread of viral respiratory infections.

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  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based sanitizer; lather for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close, unprotected contact with anyone with respiratory symptoms.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Stay healthy: eat a balanced diet, get rest, avoid stress.