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Note to Media: Dr. Joann Schaefer's Flu Tip of the Week will be coming every Friday. Please note that a sound bite in mp3 format will be posted on our Web site for download. Thank you.

November 6, 2009

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


DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Nov. 9

Note: A sound bite is available at:

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

“Stay home if you’re sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people with a flu-like illness stay home for at least 24 hours after they’re free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication.”

For the latest flu updates and information about flu prevention, visit the DHHS Web site at