Who gets the flu? Everyone! but children, seniors, and people with chronic health conditions are at highest risk.
How does the flu spread? It is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.
How do you prevent it? Get the flu shot, wash hands frequently, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, avoid close contact with sick people.
What are the symptoms of the flu? chills, fever of 100 degrees or higher, sore throat, body aches, coughing, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, fatigue. Symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks.
What should you do if you have the flu? Rest, drink plenty of fluids, stay home, wash hands frequently, take over the counter medications to treat fever and/or cough
When should I go to the hospital? Dfficulty breathing, pain or pressure in chest, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - http://www.flu.gov/