Influenza Prevention:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)


Biology Road Trips: Snakes in a Cave

Dr. Neil Losin and Dr. Nate Dappen are two biologists on a mission: to seek out nature’s most amazing spectacles and share them with people around the world. In the first installment of “Biology Road Trips”, they visit a Puerto Rican cave reputed to be the home of 300,000 bats… and a healthy population of boas that specialize in hunting the bats! If the rumors were true, Neil and Nate wanted to see the snakes in action and capture this unique behavior on film.