Flu

Before

  • Stay informed:
    • Stay tuned to news and media reports on the flu. Seek information on public services that you use.
  • Stay healthy:
    • Get the flu shot.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or use your sleeve.
    • Stay home when you are sick.

During

  • If you experience flu-like symptoms — such as fever, coughing, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea — you should stay home.
  • As much as possible avoid contact with other people to keep from spreading your disease.
  • If you have severe illness or are at high risk for flu complications, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that you seek professional medical care.
  • Your health care provider can determine whether flu testing or treatment is needed.

After

  • Educate yourself about the flu pandemic.
  • Maintain your normal daily routine, if you can.
  • Exercise, eat well and rest.
  • Stay active, both physically and mentally.