Facts about the flu
6 Feet Away
A person with the virus can infect someone up to six feet away.
First 48 hours
Medications work best when started within 48 hours of the onset of your symptoms.
On average 200,000 people are hospitalized each year because of flu problems.
DID YOU KNOW?
We can treat the flu by
- Rapid infectious disease test
- Administer IV fluids
- Lab test to ensure function is normal
- Prescribe anti-nausea medication
- Prescribe antivirals if caught early enough
- Order a chest X-Ray if pneumonia is suspected
Adults can pass on the flu virus up to a full week after becoming sick, while children can pass it even longer. If you do have symptoms of the flu, it is important to be tested and start treatment immediately. Medications work best when started within 48 hours of the onset of your symptoms.
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A person that has caught the flu virus can infect others up to six feet away! Even scarier, adults can infect other people one day before their flu symptoms even develop and they realize they’re sick. This means that we should all be careful about spreading germs, whether we feel ill or not.
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