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FL U F 1 How to Avoid It How to Care For Those Who Have It $ Read and Heed the Following Suggestions of Health Department, City of Chattanooga: Influenza Symptoms-What to Do Until the Doctor Comes If you feel a sudden chill, followed by muscular pain, headache, backache, unusual tirednessnd fever, go to bed at once. See that there is enough bed clothing to keep you warm. Open all windows in your bedroom and keep them open at all times, except in rainy weather. Take medicine to open the bowels freely. Take some nourishing food, such as milk, egg-and- milk, or broth every four hours. Stay in bed until a physician tells you that it is safe to get up. Allow no one else to sleep in the same room. Protect others by sneezing and coughing into band it kerchiefs or cloths, which should be boiled or burned. Insist that whoever gives you water or food or enters the sick room for any purpose, shall wear a gauze mask, which may be obtained from the Red Cross or may be made at home of four to six folds of gauze and which should cover the nose and mouth and be tied behind the head. Remember that these masks must be kept clean, must be put on outside the sick room, must not be handled after they are tied on and must be boiled thirty minutes and thoroughly dried every time they are taken off . , fc To Householders Keep out of the sick room unless attend ance is necessary. Do not handle articles coming from the sick room until they are boiled. Allow no visitors, and do not go visiting. Call a doctor for all inmates who show signs of beginning sickness. The usual symptoms are: Inflamed and watery eyes, discharging nose, back ache, headache, muscular pain, fever. Keep away from crowded places, such as "movies," theatres, street cars. See to it that your children are kept warm and dry, both night and day. , Open your windows at night. If cool weather prevails, add extra bed cloth ing. , To Nurses Keep clean. Isolate your patients. When in attendance upon patients, wear a mask which will cover both the nose and the mouth. When the mask is once in place, do not handle it. Change the mask every two hours. Owing to the scarcity of gauze, boil for half an hour and rinse, then use the gauze again. Wash your hands each time you come in contact with the patient. Use bichloride of mercury, 1-1000, or Liquor Cresol compound, 1-100, for hand disinfection. Obtain at least seven hours' sleep in each twenty- , four hours. Eat plenty of good, clean food, i ' Walk in the fresh air daily. Sleep with your windows open. Insist that the patient cough, sneeze or expecto rate into cloths that may be disinfected or burned. Boil all dishes. Keep patients warm. To Workers Walk to work if possible. Avoid the person who coughs or sneezes. Wash your hands before eating, Make full use of all available sunshine, j Do not use a common towel. It spreads disease. Should you cough or sneeze, cover nose and mouth with a handkerchief. Sleep is necessary for well-being avoid over-exertion. Eat good, clean food. . Kep away from houses where there are eases of influenza. If sick, no matter how slightly, see a phy sician. , If you have had influenza, stay in bed un til your doctor says you can safely get up. Don't Be Alarmed Be Careful! Neglect Is the Cause of Practically All Fatalities Health Department, City of Chattanooga This Publicity Paid For By Volunteer State Life Ins. Co. First National Bank Hotel Patten Magill Hardware Co.