SOUTH CAROLINA (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says the state has suffered its flu-related death of the season.
Foo advised that young children, people over 65 years or older and people with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease have a high risk of flu-related symptoms.
DHEC advised people to take the following preventative measures:
- style="margin-left:0in;">Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- style="margin-left:0in;">While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- style="margin-left:0in;">Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow.
- style="margin-left:0in;">Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.