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Flu Prevention information available

Flu Activity in the District of Columbia metropolitan area (DC, MD, and VA) is high according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you have not received your flu vaccine, it is not too late. Vaccination is the best way to prevent seasonal flu. To prevent yourself and others from spreading the flu take the following steps:

  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs can spread after touching something contaminated with germs and then touches his or her nose, eyes, and mouth
  • Practice good health habits. Clean and disinfect surfaces, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. 

Antiviral drugs are used to treat the flu and are started within 2 days of becoming sick with flu symptoms. Antivirals can lessen fever and flu symptoms and shorten the time you are sick by about one day. 

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