If you get sick:
- Take Antivirals Drugs, if prescribed by a doctor.
Take everyday precautions to protect others while sick.
- 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.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
- Stay home until you are better.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
Go to an ER or call 911 if:
- A child has trouble breathing, has bluish skin color, is not waking up or interacting.
- An adult has difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, has sudden dizziness or confusion, and/or is severely or persistently vomiting.
For more information visit https://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health/flu
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