It’s Flu Season
Flu season is here - let’s fight It, together!
The flu is a seasonal disease and is highly contagious. Each year, between 5-20% of the worldwide population will become ill with seasonal flu. A new influenza virus, 2009 H1N1, is expected to increase illness this winter.
You may have the flu if you have some or all of the following symptoms:
- sore throat
- a runny or stuffy nose
- body aches and pains
- diarrhea and/or vomiting
What we can do together
Triangle Transit takes the health and safety of its employees and riders seriously. Triangle Transit is providing employees with flu prevention guidance from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bus operators, vanpool drivers and riders can do their part in helping keep one another healthy this flu season.
Preventative measures include:
- The best action to avoid illness is to receive vaccinations for both the seasonal and H1N1 flus.
- Don’t spread the flu! Stay home if you’re sick.
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with either a tissue or your upper sleeve—not your hands. Dispose of tissues in the trash.
- Wash your hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizing gels or wipes.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Triangle Transit vehicles are cleaned regularly and frequently, but because vehicles are heavily used, we recommend riders carry tissues, hand sanitizers or disinfecting wipes. Individuals with concerns regarding illness should consult their medical provider, local health department or call the NC Care Line at 1-800-662-7030 (TTY 1-877-452-2514).
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