How Germs Spread

Illnesses like the flu (influenza) and colds are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu and colds usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Take care to:

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Clean your hands often (with soap and water for 15 to 20 seconds rubbing your hands vigorously together to dislodge and remove germs)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick, get plenty of rest, and check with a health care provider when severe symptoms are present
  • Practice other good health habits
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Common symptoms of the flu include:
Fever (usually high)
Headache
Extreme tiredness
Cough
Sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle aches
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

For more information, contact Health Services at ext. 6375

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.