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How Can You Avoid Germs?

While germs cannot be completely avoided, you can help reduce the risk of getting or spreading germs by following three basic best practices.

  Clean your hands. Do this regularly after coughing, sneezing, chest physiotherapy and before and after your doctor’s visit, using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand gel.
  Cover your cough. Use a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze, then throw it away and clean your hands afterward. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or inner elbow, not into your hands.
  Get vaccinated. Keep up to date on all vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Annual influenza vaccines are especially important for people with CF and their families.


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