Stop the Spread of Germs

Cover your cough or sneeze!Protect yourself and protect others by covering your cough or sneeze. Photo credit: CDC/ James Gathany

Protection from the Power of a Sneeze 

This image was captured by James Gathany from the CDC. To capture a sneeze in progress reveals how a common cold or even the flu can be transmitted to others. The salivary drops from his open mouth could land anywhere and carry a virus which could be transferred to others just by touching a doorknob or desk top that was infected.

The family physicians at Complete Care Medicine urge you to please cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. Use a tissue to capture germs but make sure to throw away the tissue after use and wash your hands. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your hand or arm. Wash your hands frequently to protect yourself from germ exposure.

We know that this is common knowledge but sometimes a reminder needs to be made. Teach your children the importance of not sharing a virus in this manner. This isn’t the type of sharing that is encouraged! Stay healthy!