Two steps to take if there’s a bad case of the flu going around the daycare centre your child goes to

If several of the children at the local day care centre that your child goes to have caught the flu recently, here are some practical tips that you can try out if you want to reduce the chance of this virus affecting your household. Emphasise hand hygiene. One of the main ways that people catch the flu and other bugs is via their hands. When your child picks up pencils or toys that their friends at the child care centre, who are still contagious, have handled, it is extremely important that your son or daughter either washes the microbes off their hands or that they avoid bringing their unclean hands up to their face, as if they swipe at their nose or mouth with their contaminated hands, the microbes could get into their system and make them ill. Read More