Cases of influenza and other viral maladies are being reported. Still the best defense is to wash your hands regularly when handling items that may have been touched by others. Use hand gels or anti-bacterial wipes. If you are ill COVER YOUR COUGH with a face mask or sneeze or cough into a hanky or a tissue. If the sneeze or cough comes on faster than you can respond, cough or sneeze to the inside of your elbow. If you are ill and running a temperature stay home, isolate your contact with others, and see your primary care provider as needed.