Flu Season 2012
Every year when the fall begins and the weather starts to change from hot to cold and the winter months are blowing a cold north wind, is when people usually start to have flu type symptoms.
Flu type symptoms may also be felt during the spring and summer months also. To avoid the flu and flu type symptoms you can take many precautions to protect yourself from the germs that cause the respiratory infection called the flu.
Flu Season Tips:
Wash Hands Often After: Patient care, touching door knobs, shaking hands, public restroom usage, public phone usage, public computer and keyboard usage, sneezing & coughing, touching shopping carts, touching microwaves and refrigerators in employee break rooms, handling trash or trash cans.
It’s always good personal hygiene to wash your hands with some type soap and water before you eat.
Other tips in preventing yourself from getting the flu or flu type symptoms is to carry some type of sanitizing wipes or spray to use on items before touching them.
You can also get vaccinated with the flu shot to help your body fight against flu virus.
Those who work as a health care provider always will have a higher chance of getting the flu if they don’t take the proper precautions to protect themselves.
Symptoms of the flu virus are fever, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, lethargic, runny or stuffy nose, and extreme tiredness.
You may or may not become infected with all or some flu symptoms depending on your immune system and your personal hygiene habits.
In most cases people who wash their hands and practice good personal hygiene may avoid becoming infected with the flu or flu type symptoms.
Click on the links below to view more information about the flu season.