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Otto vs. The Flu


In this short vignette, Syracuse University mascot Otto the Orange dukes it out with his wintertime arch-nemesis, The Flu. While his opponent is a nasty bugger, Otto follows all the important steps to bounce back and beat The Flu.

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Otto’s Keys to Beating The Flu


Follow these simple steps to stay healthy:


Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, but use a tissue or your sleeve rather than your hand.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. When soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Do not share cups, glasses or eating utensils.
Eat well and get plenty of rest. Keep your strength up.
Get the flu vaccine.



If you do start feeling sick:


Get evaluated.
As best you can, isolate yourself so others don’t get sick.
Drink plenty of fluids and continue to eat to keep your strength up.
Take a fever reducer, acetaminophen or ibuprofen — but not aspirin!
Inform people who need to know that you’re going to be out sick for a while.
Once you’ve shown no fever for 24 hours after your last dose of fever reducer, you’ll be ready to get back to regular activities.