Health department warns of winter germs

According to a news release, Montgomery County Public Health wants to remind everyone this is an ideal time of year for germs and viruses of all kinds to spread.

These germs can easily infect unsuspecting victims and spread quickly from person to person, the release said, and there are some simple things people can do to prevent the spread of these germs:

  • Wash hands frequently. Scrub hands and wrists for 20 seconds – keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps in staying healthy and preventing the spread of germs.
  • Remember when water and soap are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch eyes, nose, mouth or face.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow area, or cough or sneeze into a tissue. Do not let those germs out into the room, the release said.
  • Stay home and away from other people when you are sick.
  • If you have to go to the doctor, ask for a mask, especially if you are coughing or sneezing, the release said.
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