Bay Area Flu Season: Resource Links and More

Santa Clara County Reports 10 Flu Deaths This Season
The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of any Bay Area county> READ MORE

FLU-RELATED DEATHS

The Bay Area fatality toll rises to 20 in flu-related deaths. READ MORE



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• Get vaccinated
• Wash hands frequently
• Avoid touching your face
• Disinfect any surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu
• Avoid close contact with sick people
• Get lots of rest and exercise
• Manage stress
• Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids
• Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

All types of flu have similar symptoms. Although the flu and common cold have similar symptoms, the flu tends to be more severe.

Flu symptoms include:

• A 100*F or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
• A cough and/or sore throat
• A runny or stuffy nose
• Headaches and/or body aches
• Chills
• Fatigue
• Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

Seek medical attention immediately if:

• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Purple or blue discoloration of the lips
• Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
• Sudden dizziness
• Confusion
• Severe or persistent vomiting
• Seizures
• Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough
(Source: http://www.flu.gov/)

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