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Just because your spouse has the flu doesn’t mean you’ll inevitably get sick.
It’s hard to contain germs if you’re sharing an enclosed space, but wearing a mask or staying at least six feet away from your sick loved one for a few days can help.
To keep yourself healthy, manage your stress, keep everything clean, and get lots of rest.

When the flu hits home and your partner or roommate becomes a flu-shedding germ-bag, many people resign themselves to getting sick.

Although flu viruses are extremely contagious and tough to contain, there are a few simple ways you can reduce your risk of getting hit — even while caring for an ill friend or loved one. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest things you can do to prevent yourself from catching a case of the flu at home.

Here are nine ways to minimize your risk.

SEE ALSO: The deadly flu epidemic sweeping the US is still spreading — here’s everything you need to know

If you’ve gotten your shot, you’ll be in better flu-fighting shape.

The flu vaccine has been reformulated this year, and is available in both a shot and a mist. Vaccine makers are hopeful that this year’s formulation will provide better protection against some of the nastiest strains of the flu than last year’s shot.

In addition to preventing more than one in three cases of the flu, a flu vaccine can also boost your immunity and make your case of the flu a milder one if you do get it.

Flu season typically ramps up in October, so if you haven’t gotten your vaccine yet, and you don’t feel sick right now, it’s a great time to get a dose.

Be especially cautious for the first two to three days, and stay six feet …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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