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Symptoms may include: • fever/chills • sore throat • muscle aches • fatigue • cough
Symptoms may include:
• fever/chills
• sore throat
• muscle aches
fatigue
cough
headache
• runny or stuffy nose
Washing your Hands… Best Defense Against FLU!!! .
Washing your Hands…
Best Defense Against FLU!!!
.

Follow these simple steps:

Wet your hands with running water — either

warm or cold.

Apply liquid, bar or powder soap.

Lather well.

Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20

Rinse well.

Dry your hands with a clean or disposable

towel or air dryer.

If possible, use a towel or your elbow to turn

off the faucet. REFERENCES: • www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-heal th/in /hand-washing/art-20046253 •
off the faucet.
REFERENCES:
• www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-heal
th/in
/hand-washing/art-20046253
• www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm
• www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-
statements/flu.html
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statements/flu.html Tina Tripp Pathophysiology- Lisa Legere INFLUENZA WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
statements/flu.html Tina Tripp Pathophysiology- Lisa Legere INFLUENZA WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
statements/flu.html Tina Tripp Pathophysiology- Lisa Legere INFLUENZA WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

INFLUENZA

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

WHAT YOU

NEED TO KNOW!

Everyday Preventative Actions Against Flu: • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and
Everyday Preventative
Actions Against Flu:
• Wash your hands often and
thoroughly with soap and water.
• Use an alcohol-based sanitizer on
your hands if soap and water aren't
available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or
mouth whenever possible.
• Avoid crowds when the flu is most
prevalent in your area.
• Practice good health habits. Get
plenty of sleep, exercise regularly,
drink plenty of fluids, eat a
nutritious diet, and manage your
stress.
of fluids, eat a nutritious diet, and manage your stress. Why get the Flu Vaccination??? Flu
Why get the Flu Vaccination??? Flu Vaccine Can: • Keep you from getting flu, •
Why get the Flu
Vaccination???
Flu Vaccine Can:
• Keep you from getting flu,
• Make flu less severe if you do get it, and
• Keep you from spreading flu to your
family and other people.
Flu Vaccine cannot Prevent:
• Flu that is caused by a virus not
covered by the vaccine, or
illnesses that look like flu but are not.
• There is no live flu virus in flu shots.
• Flu vaccines cannot cause the flu!!!!!
What is the flu? • Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the
What is the flu?
• Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious
disease that spreads around the United
States every year, usually between
October and May.
• Flu is caused by influenza viruses, and
is spread mainly by coughing,
sneezing, and close contact.
• Flu is more dangerous for some people.
Infants and young children, people 65 years
of age and older, pregnant women, and
people with certain health conditions or a
weakened immune system are at greatest
risk.