Although reports had flu activity lessening in Morris County, this week reports have seen increasing flu illness throughout all New Jersey. It is important to wash hands thoroughly and frequently, cover coughs and sneezes and to stay home when sick.
Are you “Flu Savvy?” Questions regarding how prepared residents are can be answered by logging onto an interactive web application that seeks to inform and educate residents on the flu.
At “Get Flu Savvy” users start with a fever and lower their temperature to normal by navigating a road map back to health. Users take flu challenges, watch videos and learn how to prevent the flu and what to do if they get sick. Get Flu Savvy is available at http://www.getflusavvy.com .
The flu season continues with flu activity still high in most of the country. We are seeing a slight decrease in flu-like illness nationally and in New Jersey.
There is still available flu vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continiue to recommend getting the vaccination. This has been a particularly serious season for children and vaccination of children is a priority.
If you have flu-like symptoms: fever, body aches, cough, runny nose, contact your doctor. There is antiviral treatments which are very effective in reducing severity and length of the illness.
And, we remind people to wash hands frequently and thoroughly, cover coughs and sneezes, and please stay home when you are sick.