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Recipe for Hand Sanitizer

4 cups 70% rubbing alcohol*
5 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin**

Mix to make one quart.

*Any 140 proof alcohol or graeter can be used such as whisky or scotch.

**Vegetable glycerin can be found in most natural food stores or online.

Flu Prevention

The following measures have been suggested to prevent caching the flu.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent catching the flu.
Avoid direct contact with the sick that have a fever and/or cough.
Frequent hand washing with soap and warm water 10 to 20 seconds. Wash well between the fingers, and finally the palm and wist.
Alternatively, you can use alcohol gel or liquid to disinfect your hands.
Pay special attention to the fingertips and thumbs, they have the most contact with the mouth, nose, eyes and face, but are not as well washed as the rest of the hand.
Try not to touch the mouth, nose and eyes.
Avoid confined areas and spaces.
Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough with a tissue or, the inside crease of your elbow.
Use a facemask, only recommended in close proximity to the sick infected with the flu, or a public setting if H1N1 becomes more dangerous.
Avoid phisical contact such as kissing or shaking hands when greeting someone.
Avoid close contact with the sick, such as sharing cups, plates, cutlery and other objects that may come into contact with saliva or secretions of a sick person.

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