This page is an archive of Ready.gov from July 2006. (back to analysis)
Symptoms and Hygiene
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If a family member develops any of the symptoms below, keep them separated from others if possible, practice good hygiene and cleanliness to avoid spreading germs, and seek medical advice.
- A temperature of more than 100 degrees
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pale or flushed face
- Thick discharge from nose
- Sore throat
- Rash or infection of the skin
- Red or pink eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of energy or decreases in activity
If someone is sick, you should practice good hygiene and cleanliness to avoid spreading germs.
- Wash your hands with soap and water frequently.
- Do not share food or utensils.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Consider having the sick person wear a face mask to avoid spreading germs.
- Plan to share health-related information with others, especially those who may need help understanding the situation and what specific actions to take.