“Manos” / “Hands”

by Silvia on February 17, 2010 · 3 comments

in Noticias / News

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Ultimamente pareciera que cada niño que conozco está enfermo o ha estado enfermo. Tengo un par de amigas con hijos enfermos en estos momentos, uno con neumonía y otro con bronquitis. Hace una semana mis hijos estuvieron medio malitos y todavia tienen tos, afortunadamente sólo fue un catarro y se recuperaron rápido, sin embargo, esta situación me recordó que tanto el virus de la influenza estacional como el virus de H1N1 están entre nosotros y necesito seguir tomando mis precauciones para mantenernos sanos.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Estado de California, ha lanzado la campaña “Manos” con el objetivo de seguir informando sobre lo importante que es tomar precauciones, ellos recomiendan:
  • Recibir la vacuna
  • Cubrir tu boca cuando estornudas o toses
  • Lavar tus manos con agua y jabón
  • Quedarse en casa si estás enfermo
En la página web del Departamento de Salud Pública del Estado de California puedes encontrar toda la información en español, vacunas, síntomas, signos alarmantes, medicamentos y tratamiento, etc. Dale una visita.

¡Vamos a manenernos sanos!



ENGLISH

Lately it seems every kid we know is sick or has been sick. I have friends with kids suffering either from pneumonia or bronchitis. My kids had colds a week ago and still have lingering coughs, fortunately they are recovering quickly. However, all this reminds me that the seasonal flu and H1N1 are still among us, and I need to keep following the recommendations of health authorities.

In an effort to keep top of mind awareness about the H1N1 virus, the California Department of Public Health has launched a campaign called, “Hands” (“Manos”), which recommends:
  • Receiving the vaccine
  • Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Washing hands often with soap and water
  • Staying at home when sick
At the California Department of Public Health web page you can find a lot of information about the H1N1 virus, check it out!

Let’s stay healthy! The flu stops with you!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

February 19, 2010 at 5:55 am Salsa Mom

Great post… having 5 kids, our whole house gets sick and of course I am always last and quite sick while everyone is finally well. UGH! Please stop by my blog for a visit, I have a special treat for you as you are one of my favorite blogs!

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February 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm Ouidad Blog

Thanks so much for this blog post. People need constant reminders to help keep themeselves and those around them healthy. When it's not headline news, people tend to forget!

I've also heard that when you cough or sneeze, you should cover your mouth with your arm instead of a hand.

-Katie

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February 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm Silvia

Thanks for your words, yes Katie, you're right, we need constant reminders of doing everything we can to stay healthy.

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