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SHOULD YOU STAY HOME?

YES, when you are sick with flu-like symptoms you should stay home. Visit your healthcare provider. Limiting contact with others will limit the spread of the influenza virus. See your healthcare provider for a lab confirmed diagnoses. You need to be fever free for 24 hours without fever- reducing medicines such as Tylenol or Advil before returning to work. Contact Employee Health with questions or concerns about influenza.

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IS IT THE FLU?  YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SOME IF NOT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Body Aches

  • Cough

  • Fatigue (feeling tired)

  • Fever

  • Headaches

  • Stuffy or Runny Nose

  • Sore Throat

HOW TO TREAT YOUR FLU SYMPTOMS:

 

  • Antiviral drug such as Tamiflu (See your healthcare provider)

  • Bed rest

  • Lots of fluids - it is very important to not get dehydrated

  • Over the counter, pain reliever's such as Tylenol or Advil, decongestant and Cough Medicine