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February 12, 2010

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

DHHS Flu Prevention Tip of the Week

For the Week of Feb. 15

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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 (DHHS).

“Sanitizing children’s toys is a good way to keep those flu germs at bay.  A two minute dip in a simple bleach and water solution usually does the trick.” 

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. Central time, Monday through Friday, at 888-541-5668 or 402-471-2579.