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What is the Flu ? Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004.

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1 What is the Flu ? Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

2 The flu is a lung illness that can be spread through the air to other people. The flu can make you very sick. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004 What is the Flu ?

3 How does the Flu spread? The flu is spread by uncovered coughing and sneezing, and not washing hands after touching things. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

4 A person may spread germs 1 day before feeling sick to 7 days after being sick. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004 The Flu germ spreads …

5 This means you can give someone the flu before you know you are sick and while you are sick. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

6 high fever headache dry cough sore throat runny or stuffy nose muscle aches nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea or be very tired. You may have … Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004 How do I know if I have the Flu ?

7 What should I do if I think I have the Flu? Rest and get plenty of sleep Drink plenty of liquids Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing Take all the medicine your parent or doctor gives you. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

8 Don’t share forks, spoons, knives, drinking glasses, pencils, or other things Don’t rub your eyes or touch your nose, or mouth Exercise and eat well. How do I keep from getting the Flu? Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

9 Healthy people ages 2 to 64 should not need a flu shot, but it’s IMPORTANT to be a germ stopper… Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

10 Be a germ stopper… Try to keep from getting the flu Wash your hands Cover your mouth when sneezing Stay home when you are sick. Florida Department of Health, School Health Services Program, October 2004

11 Florida Department of Health School Health Services Program Information and Some Clip Art adapted from the Department of Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention October 2004


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