Cherokee Community Health provides flu facts

by Dec 5, 2012Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

Cherokee Community Health has provided the following information on the flu to help prevent and control its spread.

What is the Flu?

  • Respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny/ Stuffy Nose
  • Muscle/Body Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue- Very Tired
  • Vomiting/ Diarrhea


  • Spread by droplets (spit) made when people with flu cough, sneeze, talk.
  • By touching anything a person with the flu has touch
  • Can be infected beginning 1 day BEFORE symptoms even appear and up to 5 to 7 days AFTER becoming sick


  • Get your flu shot!
  • Wash your hands!
  • Use hand sanitizer!
  • Cover your cough!

Control the spread:

  • Wear a mask if coughing and going into public places!
  • Clean surfaces that could have been infected- (clorox wipes, lysol wipes/spray)
  • Stay out of public areas if you have signs or symptoms
  • Stay hydrated! Lots of fluids

Info: Cherokee Community Health 554-6882

– Cherokee Community Health