Knowing the signs – the symptoms of flu:

  • Fever (although not everyone with the flu has a fever)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Chills
  • Body ache
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea and vomiting (sometimes)

Prevention tips

Up to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu.

  • Get vaccinated – Influenza is the only respiratory virus preventable by vaccination.
  • Wash your hands – Wash them often with soap and water.
  • Don’t touch your face – This is the easiest way for germs to get into your body.
  • Smile – Studies show that smiling can help boost your immune system.
  • Stay tome – Stay home for a full 24 hours after your fever goes away.
  • Exercise – It boosts your immune system and speeds recovery from illness.
  • Eat right – Eating healthy, balanced meals can strengthen your immune system.
  • Keep sanitizer close – Use it often and tell children and people around you to do the same

Written by Anna A. Block

Anna A Block is an educator, entrepreneur, and a mother of three little girls ages 7 and under. She believes in a beauty and power of ordinary, daily mundane. It is where the magic happens and memories created for a lifetime. And, it takes only 20 minutes of "pure" time to tell a story, play, read, talk, make or learn something together. Anna is fluent in English, Ukrainian, Russian, and is learning Hebrew. To know more about Anna, visit her website: AnnaABlock.com or read about her on About Us page.


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