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Influenza (Flu) information and resources

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Seasonal Flu Website

CDC Influenza Information for Businesses & Employers website

CDC Foundation Business Pulse: Flu Prevention
An online resource that provides businesses and employees with guidance from the CDC on ways to prepare for the flu season.

What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs

I Can't Miss work Because of the Flu

Fight the flu, Post on business windows and restroom mirrors

Flu & You

Cover Your Cough

Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings

Make It Your Business To Fight The Flu: A Toolkit for Businesses and Employers [Entire Toolkit, 1.8 MB, 15 pages, 7 ½” x 10”]

The Toolkit includes:

  • Recommended Strategies for Businesses and Employers
  • Promoting Seasonal Flu Vaccination: A Checklist for Businesses and Employers
  • Flu Vaccine Clinic Here!
  • You Need a Flu Vaccine
  • Note to Self
  • Note to Employers
  • Key Facts About Influenza Vaccines
  • Links
  • Free Web Tools
  • Print Materials
  • e-Cards for Business and Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges you to take the following steps to protect yourself and others from influenza. To learn more, read the "Take 3" recommendations.

  1. Vaccinate
  2. Stop Germs
  3. Antiviral Drugs

Flu information from other sources

Video: The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks - from US Dept of Labor  |  Spanish

Video: Respirator Safety - from US Dept of Labor  |  Spanish

Safety and Health Topic: Pandemic Influenza - Federal OSHA

Everyday preventative actions

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth 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. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.