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Improving flu prevention posters and reducing the risk of infection during outbreaks

Guy D Eslick
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (6): 313.

To the Editor: As winter, and the flu season, approaches, I would like to propose some changes to flu prevention posters circulated by New South Wales Health. After living in the United States for some time, I grew accustomed to seeing numerous posters around Boston highlighting the risks of flu and how to prevent it spreading, especially during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza outbreak. This preventive measure is important, and this was emphasised

Guy D Eslick, Associate Professor of Surgery and Cancer Epidemiology
The Whiteley-Martin Research Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seasonal influenza (flu). http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/covercough.htm (accessed Feb 2013).
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Minnesota Department of Health. Cover your cough [poster]. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/infectioncontrol/cover/index.html (accessed Feb 2013).
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NSW Health. The spread of flu is up to you [poster]. http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/publichealth/infectious/influenza/winter_illness_a3_2012_pdf.asp (accessed Feb 2013).
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