The CDC is reporting that influenza activity increased again this week and that Georgia is one of 32 states experiencing “high” influenza Flu activity. The CDC also states that this flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks. Para Español, haga clic aqui.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends “Take 3” Actions to fight the Flu:
1. Vaccinate- the CDC recommends the yearly flu vaccine (flu shot). The Flu vaccination:
- a. Can reduce flu illnesses,
- b. Reduce missed school-days,
- c. Reduce missed work days,
- d. Reduce doctor visits, and
- e. Prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
2. Stop Germs
- a. Try to avoid contact with sick people,
- b. Wash hands,
- c. Sanitize with alcohol-based hand rub,
- d. Cover your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze, and
- e. Throw the tissue away after use.
3. Use antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you are sick:
- a. Limit contact with others;
- b. Stay home from school and work if possible to prevent from infecting others.
- c. If you have flu-like symptoms, the CDC (2018) recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever has gone without the use of fever reducing medicines.
- d. Stay home with the exception of seeking medical care or as required.
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