Fight That Flu

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and grit your teeth — it’s time for an annual flu shot. A vaccination is considered the best bet for a flu–free winter. Health experts recommend several precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay physically active
  • Manage your stress
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Eat nutritious foods.

Symptoms that the bug has bitten you include fever, headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, diarrhea, and vomiting. Always consult a doctor if your symptoms become severe.

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