How can I prevent myself from getting ill?

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How can I prevent myself from getting ill?

The following measures can help protect you and others from infection:
  • It is important to wash your hands regularly. Germs collect on your hands throughout the day and can be spread through contact with your mouth, nose and other people.
  • Make sure food is thoroughly cooked before eating.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have infections as some germs can be spread throughout the air by sneezing and coughing.
  • Use condoms during sexual intercourse to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases

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Date of Posting: 09/01/2003
Date of next Review: 13/01/2005

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Infection; Prevention and Control; Vaccination

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