Flu Prevention Information

The Huntley 158 Health Services Department would like to share the following information from the CDC about the flu.

Signs and symptoms of flu

  • Fever (although not everyone with flu has a fever)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting

Emergency Warning Signs

Seek medical attention immediately if the following symptoms occur:

  • In children:
    • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
    • Bluish skin color
    • Not drinking enough fluids
    • Not waking up or not interacting
    • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
    • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough
    • Fever with rash
  • In adults:
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
    • Sudden dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Severe or persistent vomiting
    • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Help Stop the Spread of Flu!

  • Get a flu vaccine yearly.
  • Stay home when sick: keep sick children home until at least 24 hours after last signs of fever
  • Cover sneezes with a tissue or a bent arm. Discard tissues and wash hands after use.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also may be used when soap and water are unavailable.
  • Keep hands away from the nose, mouth, and eyes.

For more information the current flu season, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.

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