WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL COME DOWN WITH THE FLU DESPITE PREVENTION STRATEGIES?
5 – 20% of the US population gets the flu each year.
WHAT ARE THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE INFLUENZA?
Early warning signs that you may have flu include sudden excessive fatigue, body aches and chills, persistent cough, sore throat and fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
ARE FLU SYMPTOMS DIFFERENT FOR CHILDREN?
Young children have their own flu warning signs including: not drinking enough fluids, crying with no tears, not waking up or interacting, not eating or having a fever accompanied with a rash and difficulty urinating.
IF FLU STRIKES, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO CUT DOWN THE DURATION OF THE ILLNESS?
You have to have a game plan on day one of your flu symptoms to dramatically cut the duration. The key is to recognize, respond and relax if the flu strikes, and to know when to go see your doctor if conditions get worse.
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