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Tis the Season, the Flu season that is!

Symptoms of Flu:

  • Fever (temp >100.4)
  • Chills, body aches
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches

 

You may be at higher risk for developing flu-related complications if you are:

  • < 5 years old
  • >65 years old
  • Pregnant
  • Living in a care facility
  • If you have medical conditions including COPD, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, liver disease, neurological disorders, weakened immune system, obesity.

 

What can you do:

  • Get the flu vaccine!
  • Prevent the spread!
    • Avoid sick people
    • Stay home for at least 24h after the fever is gone
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Wash your hands
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Get evaluated by your primary care provider, especially if you are in the higher risk categories!

 

References:

www.cdc.gov/flu