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Health & Wellness Center | Flu Information

Flu Facts

Prevention

  • Seasonal flu vaccine
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching, eyes, nose, and mouth before washing hands
  • Avoid close contact with sick person
  • Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of fluids and get adequate sleep and rest
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or elbow.

 

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever and body aches
  • Runny nose
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (more common in children).

 

What to do if you are ill:

  • Stay home and get plenty of rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids avoiding alcohol and smoking
  • Over-the-counter Tylenol or Motrin can help fever and body aches
  • See your primary care provider early for antiviral medication or further concerns about illness.

 

For more information, Health and Wellness Center, 4th floor, Main Building

 


For more information contact the Health and Wellness Center at 202-884-9615.

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