Flu And You James R. Ginder, MS, WEMT,PI, CHES Health Education Specialist Hamilton County Health Department www.co.hamilton.in.us The Student Will Be Able To… list three ways to prevent the flu. describe how flu is transmitted. recall who needs to receive a flu vaccine. What Is The Flu…
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James R. Ginder, MS, WEMT,PI, CHES
Health Education Specialist
Hamilton County Health Department
●Types A and B. Influenza
Influenza A & B
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
● Fever (usually high)
● Extreme tiredness
● Dry cough
● Sore throat
● Runny or stuffy nose
● Muscle aches
● A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like virus
a. Health care workersb. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the fluc. Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6
months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
● Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
● Fever (low grade)
● Runny nose
● Muscle aches
● Sore Throat