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Precaution is better than cure: keep the flu bug at bay.




                        It is a myth that influenza, commonly known as the flu,

                              is a mere indisposition and not that serious.





            “The truth is that the flu is actually a relentless and possibly life-threatening disease which kills
            hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year,” says Graham Anderson, CEO and
            principal Officer at Profmed.









              He offers the following tips to safeguard oneself

                            against the dreaded cold and flu:













                                       1. Avoid close contact with people who are already sick, and
                                       vice versa, keep your distance from others to protect them
                                       from getting sick too.
















              2.  If possible, stay home and avoid public places when you
                   are ill.This will help contain the infection.


















                                      3.  Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to
                                           prevent the spread of germs.














                4.  Washing your hands often will help protect you from bacteria.
                     If soap and water are not available, use a waterless
                     hand sanitizer.
















                                      5.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at work or at
                                            home, especially when someone has the sniffles.
















            6.  Get plenty of sleep, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids,
                 and eat nutritious food.





















        “By practising the above mentioned tips you can reduce and possibly completely skip the cold

        and flu season emerging on the other end with very little battle wounds. Avoiding germs and
        ensuring your immune system is strong and functioning are vital during season changes,”

        concludes Anderson.











     About Profmed



     Profmed is a restricted medical scheme that is open

     to professionals who have obtained a postgraduate
     qualification. Profmed offers these individuals exclusive

     yet affordable medical cover. The company’s vision is to

     address the healthcare needs of professionals through
     appropriate and comprehensive benefit design. For

     more information, please visit



     www.profmed.co.za or follow Profmed on Facebook.
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