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Disaster Planning: 10 Things you can do to stay healthy

February 4, 2009
Mayo Clinic

Disaster planning before a major event such as pandemic flu is essential to riding out the event safely. Here are 10 important disaster planning tips.

2. Get a seasonal flu shot

Although your yearly flu shot won't protect you from the bird flu, it's still protective against the more-common seasonal flu viruses. It's also a precaution against the possibility of getting simultaneous infections with both the common flu and bird flu. This is important because simultaneous infections are the main way that viruses swap genes and create new strains that potentially can cause flu pandemics.

 

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