- 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.
- 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.
- 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.