Flu season is in full swing in Northern Nevada. The very cold temperatures has forced us all inside and influenza loves it. These are the exact conditions for maximum ease of transmission of the flu. Remember to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow, stay hydrated, stay warm, do not come into work if you are ill, and if you haven’t had your flu shot yet, you should consider getting one as soon as possible.
Stay home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms that are manageable and you are gradually getting better. Most healthy adults will recover without needing medical care and should stay home.
Those with influenza should stay home from the first signs of symptoms to at least 48 hours after their fever is gone. You may still be contagious after symptoms have subsided
Seek treatment if… You have underlying health issues such as pregnancy, asthma, obesity, COPD, diabetes or autoimmune disorders and are experiencing extreme flu-like symptoms or your influenza symptoms have not improved after 48 hours.
Warning signs for children
For More Information, Contact the Center for Disease Control: