Albuquerque students learn about preventing the flu | KOB 4

Albuquerque students learn about preventing the flu

Casey Torres
December 06, 2018 06:53 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Second grade students at Longfellow Elementary School wore green T-shirts that said “Don’t Bug Me” as they learned how to prevent the spread of the flu.


Dr. Carl Tapia, a Pediatrician at Lovelace, said the flu can leave people sick for days, hospitalized or cause death.

He taught the students how to properly wash their hands by singing the ABCs or the Happy Birthday song twice. He told the students that 20 seconds of washing their palms, top of their hands, in between their fingers and nails and up on your wrists is important.

He also encouraged students to cough or sneeze into their elbow or shirt.

Flu symptoms include high fever, body aches, fatigue, coughing and congestion.


Casey Torres

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