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Flu facts

From the Logan County Department of Public Health

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[March 14, 2012]  Although young people tend to be perceived as "young and healthy," they are not immune to getting influenza. The flu is a viral respiratory infection that can cause a more severe illness than that of the common cold. Symptoms of the flu include coughing, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, fever, headaches, body aches, chills, and fatigue.

Fortunately, the flu and its unpleasant effects can be avoided by getting the flu shot, practicing healthy hygiene, getting adequate sleep, avoiding contact with those who are sick and taking care of yourself if you become ill.

The Logan County Department of Public Health encourages the practice of the three C's:

  • Clean your hands frequently.

  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, or use your elbow.

  • Contain your germs by staying home if you are sick.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Department of Public Health]

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