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Flu Quiz Game

Think you know how to stay healthy? Download our 10-question quiz and see how you do!

 
 

Don't Bug Me Posters/Flyers

 

We've come up with a turnkey solution to help you launch an effective flu prevention campaign. Now more than ever it is important to foster good habits to minimize infection rates.

What to do if You're Sick

 

Need to See a Doc?

Your doctor can help you feel better

Other Ways to Respond to the Flu

If you get the flu, get plenty of rest, drink a lot of liquids and avoid using alcohol and tobacco. Also, you can take medications to relieve the symptoms of the flu (but never give aspirin to children or teenagers who have flu-like symptoms, particularly fever).

Gross Facts

 

Snot, boogers, phlegm and loogies are all the same thing – Mucus. Believe it or not, mucus is a good thing! It's job is to clean the air we breathe so all the yucky stuff in the air doesn't end up in your lungs.

Mucus doesn't work all by itself, it has an accomplice: Nose Hairs. No kidding!

Hairy Accomplice

What is The Flu?

 

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent this illness is by getting a flu vaccination each fall.

Flu Symptoms

 

The flu usually starts suddenly and may include these symptoms:

  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Tiredness (can be extreme)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea and vomiting also can occur but are more common in children

Copycats

These symptoms are referred to as "flu-like symptoms." A lot of different illnesses, including the common cold, can have similar symptoms.

How the Flu Virus Works

 

Viruses are very small particles with the sole purpose of making more of themselves. They are much smaller than our own cells, even smaller than bacteria.

Because they are so small, they don't have all the equipment inside that is necessary to make copies.

They are not much more than a blueprint for more viruses and a protective shell.

So how do they multiply? By finding cells to hijack. There are all kinds of viruses and they like to choose different cells to attack.

The flu virus targets the respiratory system: your nose, throat, and lungs.

Flu Prevention

Wash Your Hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds:

  • After you sneeze or cough
  • After using the bathroom
  • Before you eat
  • Before you touch your face

Cover your mouth and your nose when you cough or sneeze Use a tissue and throw it away!

Don't Bug Me

Lovelace Health System is proud to offer the “Don’t Bug Me” flu awareness and prevention campaign. The campaign is designed to teach healthy lifestyle habits to avoid getting or spreading the flu. The awareness effort is conducted in classrooms and businesses and is supported by materials provided to teachers and businesses. By following the guidelines and messages set forth in the “Don’t Bug Me” campaign, you can help stop the flu!