Central Health thanks you for your understanding and assistance in preventing the spread of this illness.
Influenza is a serious respiratory infection of the airways and lungs that can spread easily from person to person. There are two types of influenza viruses that cause outbreaks each year: Influenza A and B. For more information on influenza please visit: http://www.centralhealth.nl.ca/families-and-the-public-3/
Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness. To practice good hand washing you should do the following: Wet your hands; Add soap; Rub your hands together, ensuring you cover the whole area of your hand; Rinse your hands to remove all of the soap; Dry your hands; and turn off the tap with a paper towel.