2014-2015 Flu Season
The 2014-2015 flu season is shaping up to be severe. The United States is experiencing an elevated level of flu activity that is expected to continue in the coming weeks. Influenza A (H3N2) viruses are most common and are associated with more severe illness.
TRIPLE Action to Fight the Flu
Action 1 Take time to get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that you and your loved ones get a yearly flu vaccine. Who should get a vaccine?
Action 2 Take preventive actions every day to stop the spread of germs.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash Your Hands often with soap and water
Action 3 If you get the flu, antiviral drugs can treat your illness. These drugs can make your illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. Learn more about antiviral drugs. English | Español
The Flu Lasts 6 Long Days