A friend was asked a great question this morning that concerned this issue. The question is, "Should I put away my community share bowl with trail mix in it due to this outbreak?" In bordering on the side of caution and weighing my answer against information related to me via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, I think that putting away community foods is a good idea. Many people refuse to wash their hands or just use water. Be safe-not sorry!
This is the link for CDC "Swine Influenza" http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/
Remember to wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into a tissue that gets immediately thrown in the trash, and if you are feeling like you have the flu STAY HOME...
Symptoms or emergency warning signs which need urgent medical attention are:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
- Sudden dizziness
- Severe or persistent vomiting