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December 23, 2009
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-4047,

DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Dec. 28

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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.

“If someone you know isn’t feeling well, keep your distance.  Try and avoid close contact with an ill person especially if they’re coughing and sneezing.”

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.