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Flu Season is Approaching

Posted on: December 11, 2018
yellow diamond sign with flu season ahead on it

Flu season is approaching.  The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Flu symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.

You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

If your child is diagnosed with flu, he or she should remain home until symptoms are gone and the child is fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of medication like Tylenol or Motrin).
 
Jen Royalty, RN, BSN, LSN  EMAIL