Jackson County Health Department

Promoting Health, Preventing Illness, Protecting our Environment and Preparing for Emergencies

What can I do to stop the spread of disease?

 

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.
  • Properly wash your hands (children and teenagers)
    • Alcohol-based hand wipes and gel sanitizers work too when soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands.
  • Stay up-to-date on routine vaccinations (shots)

 

 

 

 

 415 Health Department Road

Murphysboro, IL 62966

Monday - Thursday 8AM - 5PM

Closed Fridays

 

 

 

 618-684-3143

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After Hours Emergencies 800-875-0162

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