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What is Flu ? Symptoms, treatment, and prevention

What is Flu ?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to serve illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death.

The best way to prevent it is by getting vaccinated each year.

Symptoms of Flu

  • Fever* of feeling feverish/chills
  • Headaches
  • Cough
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny of Stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Some people may have vometing and diarrhea though this is more common in children than adults.

Action To Fight Flu  (Treatment & Prevention)

  1.  Take time to get a flu Vaccine.
    • A yearly vaccine is first and  most important
    • Current seasonal flu vaccine provides protection against H1N1 as well.
  2. Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours.
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze.
  3. Consult your doctor in case you get flu.
    • Treatment works best if it is started within 2 days of getting sick.

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