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How to Protect Your Family Against Germs

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How to Protect Your Family Against Germs

DO:

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching live poultry or anything in the area where they live and roam.

Adults should supervise hand washing for young children.

If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer until you are able to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Clean any equipment or materials associated with raising or caring for live poultry outside the house, such as cages or feed or water containers.

DON'T:

Don't let children younger than 5 years of age, elderly persons, or people with weak immune systems handle or touch chicks, ducklings, or other live poultry.

Don't let live poultry inside the house, in bathrooms, or especially in areas where food or drink is prepared, served, or stored, such as kitchens, or outdoor patios.

Don't snuggle or kiss the birds, touch your mouth, or eat or drink around live poultry.