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Influenza Frequently Asked Questions


2014-15 Information About The Flu

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious disease that is caused by influenza viruses. It attacks the respiratory tract in humans (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu is different from a cold. Influenza usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness (can be extreme)
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Body aches
  • These symptoms are usually referred to as "flu-like symptoms."

Flu Prevention Tips:

·         The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.

·         Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and following food preparation, before eating and after using restrooms or changing diapers.

·         Be careful what you touch. Hands transmit germs. Sanitize your hands when you touch door knobs, shopping carts, etc.

·         Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

·         Put your used tissue in the waste basket.

·         Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing by washing with soap and water or cleaning with an alcohol-based hand cleaner.

·         Get plenty of rest, eat properly, and dress appropriately for the weather.

·         When ill, prevent the spread of germs by staying home from school or the workplace, if possible. Return to work only after being fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducers.  

More information about Influenza and recommendations on the prevention and treatment can be found at the following links:

·         Recommendations for Child-care Facilities

·         What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

·         Summary Recommendations: Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices-(ACIP)-United States, 2014-15

·         2014-2015 Influenza Vaccine Composition

·         2014-2015 Influenza Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

·         Recommendations for the Home

·         Recommendations for Businesses

·         Recommendations for Health Care Facilities and EMS

·         Recommendations for Schools


Infection Control Practices 

Managing Outbreaks of Influenza in Long Term Care, 2012.13 Season Update. Presented on 02.06.13


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You can also get information about Influenza from:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
(404) 639-3311
(404) 639-3312 (TTY)

Public Inquiries
(404) 639-3534
(800) 311-3435