Help slow the spread of viruses and disease in Sumner County
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YOU are your best defense against viruses and other infections. Follow these simple tips to keep you and your family healthy:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, for 20 seconds.
- Or, use a hand sanitizer that is least 60% alcohol-based.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid sharing food, cups or eating utensils.
- Disinfect your home and belongings, such as children's toys and play areas.
- Stay home from school or work if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow and NOT your bare hands.
- Get a flu shot.
- Get a Covid-19 vaccine when available to you.
Call your local hospital or your primary care doctor with any questions.
We continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDS) and the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) to continue to provide a safe environment for all patients in our community. You can help slow the spread of coronavirus through practical steps! Follow these guidelines from the CDC to help protect yourself and your loved ones, and help slow the spread of Covid-19 in our community.
Measles is a serious respiratory disease that is spread easily through coughing and sneezing. Severe cases of measles can cause health complications including pneumonia, ear infections, diarrhea, convulsions, brain damage and death.
Ebola Virus Disease is a rare and deadly disease that is native to several African countries. It is caused by infection with Ebola virus. You can only get Ebola from:
- Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.
- Touching contaminated objects, like needles.
- Touching infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat.
Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) is a type of virus that causes upper respiratory illness. EV-D68 is a non-polio enterovirus. Non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses, causing 10 to 15 million infections in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).