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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cough Etiquette: Does that exist?

It’s winter and the respiratory ailments are here again. 
Colds and flu have the ability to spread easily via the transmission of the germs through the air, carried on droplets.

If dispersal of these droplets can be prevented then infection transmission can be reduced. Cough etiquette can help to contain infectious respiratory droplets at the source.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

    A cloth handkerchief can act as a breeding ground for the germs that are causing the infection. Carrying a used handkerchief around when you are sick may spread your germs.

  • If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Turn away from other people when coughing/sneezing.

  • Put your used tissue in a waste basket.

  • Try to keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Remember to wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after coughing or sneezing.

  • Help to prevent spread of infection by using face masks when sick.

  • Keep safe distance of at least 3 feet from others when sitting in common public areas.

Love and a cough cannot be hid. 


  1. Very Helpfull information
    will try to follow all these
    - mohsin, rashida, zahabiya, zahra

  2. Will try to follow it. Good info...

  3. Thanks for very useful informatio,, will obey....and try to prevent from outside

  4. It'sa good thing I follow all the above things, but to limit the spread of disease, everone else should follow it too.