Visitation at Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood resumes - 14/03/2017

Central Health thanks you for your understand and assistance in preventing the spread of this illness.






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Kim Cheeks, Communication Consultant

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Background information

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: 


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.