Do I Have the Flu and What Should I Do?
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms that usually start suddenly, not gradually:
- Sometimes Fever (at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit) with cough and/or sore throat
- Body Aches
- Runny or Stuffy Nose
What Should I Do to Prevent the Flu
- Avoid contact with others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Wash hands often and before/after eating or congregating such as class or parties. Use sanitizing hand gel if unable to wash hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- If your illness is severe or you are at high risk for flu complications, contact your health provider.
- Be aware that if flu becomes widespread, there may be little need for testing, so your provider may choose not to test you.
- You may be ill for a week or longer. Stay home until your temperature is normal for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
For additional information about the flu please visit one of the sites below:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)
- Atlantic County Division of Public Health