When Sick, Avoid Close Contact
If you are sick, stay away from other people. Stay home if you have a fever. Call work or school and tell them you are sick.
When you go for medical treatment, call ahead and ask if there's anything you can do to avoid infecting people in the waiting room.
These steps can help prevent the spread of colds, the flu*, and diseases like:
- Whooping cough*
- Chicken pox*
- Strep throat
- Rubella* (also known as German measles)
*Remember to get a shot to prevent this disease or infection.