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Cold and Flu Keep the Germs to Yourself

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... fatigue Fever and headache are rare Runny nose Complication of the Flu Usually children and the elderly are at risk Bacterial pneumonia Dehydration Weakened ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Cold and Flu Keep the Germs to Yourself


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Cold and FluKeep the Germs to Yourself
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Avoid cold and flu season
  • Clean and wipe down shared surfaces
  • Wash hands thoroughly and often
  • Get a flu shot if possible
  • Eat healthy foods and exercise moderately
  • Can help strengthen your immune system
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Get plenty of rest

3
Flu Symptoms
  • High fever of 102-104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Dry cough and sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

4
Cold Symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Cough, chest discomfort
  • Mild fatigue
  • Fever and headache are rare
  • Runny nose

5
Complication of the Flu
  • Usually children and the elderly are at risk
  • Bacterial pneumonia
  • Dehydration
  • Weakened chronic medical conditions, such as
    congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes

6
Stop the Spread of Germs
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or
    cough
  • Use tissues when you sneeze
  • Sneeze into your sleeve if tissues arent
    available
  • Wash your hands effectively and frequently

7
To work or not to work
  • Stay home if you have a fever
  • You are most contagious at that time
  • Talk to your pharmacist about over-the-counter
    medications
  • Can make you drowsy
  • Can be dangerous driving a vehicle or operating
    machinery

8
Its your decision
  • Supervisors have the right and responsibility to
    send employees home if necessary
  • Use common sense and courtesy, stay home when
    youre very sick

9
Cold and FluKeep the Germs to Yourself
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