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December 4, 2009

Leah Bucco-White, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9356,

DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Dec. 7

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Flu prevention tip of the week from Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

“Wash your hands. Wash often with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available. Be sure to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.”

For the latest flu updates and information about flu prevention, visit the DHHS Web site at Questions about the flu? Call the DHHS Flu Information Hotline from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday at 888-541-5668 or 402-471-2579.