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  • Flu and Gastroenteritis How to prevent transmission

    Healing at home is the best way to avoid transmitting flu and gastroenteritis viruses and avoid emergency room visits.

    [Translate to English:] Image d'un homme atteint de la grippe

    Flu and gastroenteritis are easily transmitted. Here are some tips to prevent the spread of these viruses:

    1. Stay home until the symptoms have disappeared since:
      - at least 24 hours in the case of influenza;
      - at least 48 hours in the case of gastroenteritis
    2. Always keep your hands clean. Follow /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText tips and techniques for washing hands
    3. Follow tips for /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText Coughing and sneezing without contaminating
    4. Avoid visiting vulnerable people around you, such as babies, seniors, hospitalized people or residents in residential and long-term care centre.
    5. Clean your surroundings regularly, as well as the sanitary appliances you use. For example, clean your counters and other surfaces that you touch often with your hands. Also wash toilets and sinks in order to keep them clean. Cleaning is very effective in killing viruses, which can survive on hard surfaces.
    6. Clean with soap and water or use domestic detergents.