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Health officials: Take sickness seriously

...utensils with people who are sick; disinfect frequently touched surfaces, including toys and doorknobs; cover coughs and sneezes; and stay home from daycare, school or work if exhibiting symptoms. Children and adults with asthma should be extra-cautious...
Battle of the wits, continued

...the former of the two), and also his shortsighted view of business and oil in general. Yes, it's true that when OPEC sneezes, America catches a cold. Why, then, would we be trying to get OPEC all sniffly? A war in Iraq really hurts us insofar...
Sick day, sick pay

...precautions recommended by federal authorities and your mom. Meanwhile, we've all become more alert to the chorus of coughs and sneezes on the typical bus or train. Most of us try to edge away from the afflicted and keep the peace. In a New York subway, however...
Outside editorial: Sensible precautions still best swine flu antidote

...masks isn't recommended at this stage. Washing your hands frequently is a flu-fighter. So is covering your coughs and sneezes - don't be shy about politely asking others to do likewise. And don't panic. The H1N1 virus has been mild in comparison...
About 'drivel'

...oil, any change in the political equilibrium of those 11 nations directly affects our economy. In other words, when OPEC sneezes, America catches a cold. Concerns for Alaska's education system aside, this non sequitur clearly illustrates the lack...
Zero-sum games in an interconnected world

...Pakistan. Stateside, the speed of social media and the 24-hour news cycle let Angelenos feel the spray when anyone so much as sneezes in New York or Washington. But even as we're becoming more intimately connected with one another, we're negotiating differences...
State puts routine TB screening on hold

...Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, is a bacterial infection that develops in the lungs and spreads through coughs and sneezes from infected people. Left untreated, it can result in permanent lung damage and death.The most common way to detect tuberculosis...
Alaska is on front line of bird-flu fight

...comes around. "Standard respiratory etiquette is the thing we can all do," he said. That means covering all coughs and sneezes, washing hands and carrying sanitizing alcohol hand gels. If there is a pandemic, people should be prepared to limit contact...
Flu vaccine supplies close to running out in Juneau

...onset of fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose and muscle aches. The illness is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, sending the highly contagious virus into the air.
After delay, flu is here

...that can flatten victims for days, even weeks. Germs are passed in mucus that's sprayed when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Flu germs come in three types, with A being worse than B or C. Type A, unfortunately, is what's infecting...


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