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Flu Season Prevention

The Marion Record of Marion, South Dakota

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Each year in the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications.

Flu-like symptoms include: Fever (usually high), Headache, Extreme tiredness, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, sore throat, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea

What you Can Do to Stay Healthy

Stay Informed. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. Take everyday actions to stay healthy. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way. Stay home if you get sick.

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Original Publication Date: January 2, 2014

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