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.

Flu symtomps, treament & prevention

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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