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What is the percentage of contagious disease spread through touch?
A. 80% B. 50%
Answer: A 80%
That’s why it’s so important to clean hard surfaces often with disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of germs. Be sure to wash you hands, too.
Cold symptoms tend to come on gradually, but the flu comes on suddenly.
True or False?
You'll often feel a cold coming on over a few days, but flu symptoms usually come on quickly, over a period of 3 to 6 hours.
If you have a bad cold, you should take antibiotics.
True or False?
Antibiotics won't help a cold. Antibiotics fight bacterial infections, colds are from viruses. If a cold causes a bacterial infection (such as a sinus infection) your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. If it's the sniffles or a sore throat, try over-
The average cold lasts:
A. 2 Weeks
B. 2 Days
C. 1 Month
Answer: A & B
It may seem like forever, but colds actually last anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Most last about a week. See a doctor if you've been sick more than 7 days or have:
Chicken soup helps to fight a cold.
True or False
Mom’s have a reason for making this home remedy for hundreds of years. The answer is TRUE. We know that chicken soup is good for you and keeps your fluids up. Studies show that it may also help fight infection and keep germs from entering the body through the nose. Chicken soup also seems to thin mucus better than other warm liquids.
When are you most likely to get the flu?
Answer: C February
Winter is flu season, but flu outbreaks can happen anytime between October and April. Over the past 35 years, most people have come down with the flu in February. The best time to get a flu vaccine is in the fall, before flu season starts, so your body has time to build up immunity. Better late than never, though. Getting a flu vaccine anytime during flu season offers some protection.
You can go to work as soon as your fever goes away.
True or False?
Wait at least 24 hours after your fever goes away naturally -
How long can cold or flu germs live on countertops, doorknobs and other hard surfaces?
A. Less than 5 minutes.
B. 24 hours.
C. 72 hours.
Answer: C 72 Hours
Some germs can live three days or longer on hard surfaces. That's why it's so important to disinfect surfaces like countertops, sinks, phones and TV remotes often. Products labeled "disinfectants," such as sprays and wipes, are designed to kill a broad spectrum of harmful bacteria (including Staph and Salmonella) and viruses (like the flu) that other cleaners cannot. Follow the directions on your disinfectant's label to maximize results.
Typically, how long can you be contagious (including the day before you 'feel' sick)?
A. 15 days B. 8 days
C. 3 days
Answer: B 8 days
Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after you become sick. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
Can a flu vaccination give you the flu?
A. Yes B. No
Answer: B No
A flu shot can not give you the flu. Flu vaccines that are given by injection are currently made either with an ‘‘inactivated’ (non-
Drinking fluids helps a cold, but not the flu.
A. True B. False
Answer: B False
With a cold or the flu, fluids help break up congestion and thin mucus. So drink plenty of liquids like water, herbal tea, ginger ale, and soup. Sports drinks or broth can also help.