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Avoid the Spread of Germs
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Germs are everywhere. While people with PCD are at a greater risk of infection, there are ways to lessen the risk:

  • Maintain good hygiene and infection control principles
    • Limit contact with known germ sources as much as possible
    • Become a hand-washing expert. Be sure to scrub, scrub and scrub some more with soap and water or alcohol-based hand gels
    • Avoid close contact with sick individuals
    • Cough and sneeze into a tissue
  • Get routine and specific immunizations: DPT, MMR, Prevnar, HiB, Pneumococcal vaccine, yearly influenza vaccine
    • For information about where to get a flu shot, contact your doctor or use the American Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator to find the closest flu clinic near you.
  • For children, consider using a small size daycare to limit exposure