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    Flu

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    1. Flu Symptoms: Fever over 100, headache, chills, body aches and may include any or all of the following: dry cough, sore throat and runny nose
     
    2. Flu is spread when a sick person coughs, sneezes or speaks and sends the flu virus into the air.
     
    3. If you get the flu: STAY HOME, rest, drink plenty of liquids but not sodas. Avoid tobacco smoke.
     
    4. Antibiotics will not cure the flu.
     
    5. If you or your child has flu symptoms, call your doctor. If your doctor prescribes the "anti-viral" or Tamiflu it can reduce the length and severity of your symptoms, but must be taken as quickly as possible after symptoms begin.
     
    6. The best way to avoid the flu or any other illness is by washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
     
    7. Always wash your hands before preparing or eating food, after using the rest room and any time your hands are dirty.