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We are starting to see Influenza in our community. The very cold temperatures has forced us all inside and influenza loves it. These are the exact conditions for maximum ease of transmission of the flu. Remember to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow, stay hydrated, stay warm, do not come into work if you are ill, and if you haven’t had your flu shot yet, you should consider getting one as soon as possible.
If you have a temperature at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and a cough or sore throat, you may have the flu.
• Fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit
Less Common Symptoms Associated with Influenza
Stay home if…
Those with influenza should stay home from the first signs of symptoms to at least 48 hours after their fever is gone. You may still be contagious after symptoms have subsided.
Seek treatment if…
• Call your primary care physician for an appointment. Please do not show up without an appointment.
• If your physician is not available and you need immediate assistance, you may seek treatment at one of the following walk-in facilities. Please follow the link for locations and hours of operations:
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Influenza is Still in Northern Nevada - Dr. Jeffrey Basa
Take Antibiotics Responsibly - When Germs Fight Back - Doris Dimmitt, CTH Hospital Epidemiologist
Don't Let the Flu Come for You - Doris Dimmitt, CTH Hospital Epidemiologist
For More Information, Contact the Center for Disease Control