Doctor talks flu prevention and coughing etiquette

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – As flu cases continue to rise nationwide many people are buying items to prevent the spread of illnesses.

Dr. Conley says there are other ways to prevent yourself from catching or spreading the flu, like washing your hands regularly and having proper cough etiquette. By covering your nose or mouth the right way can significantly reduce the spread of germs.

“Just like influenza, you want to make sure first and foremost that if you cough or sneeze as we know into your sleeve or arm. I think that we teach that in schools these days. When we think about handwashing that is the primary way to prevent transmission of any disease,” said Dr. Conley.

Dr. Conley wants to remind the public that soap and water are more effective than using hand sanitizer.

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