Cold and Flu - National Safety Council

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Cold and Flu
Keep the Germs to Yourself
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
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
Cold Symptoms
 Sore throat
 Cough, chest discomfort
 Mild fatigue
 Fever and headache are rare
 Runny nose
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
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 aren’t available
 Wash your hands effectively and frequently
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
• Can make you drowsy
• Can be dangerous driving a vehicle or operating
It’s your decision
 Supervisors have the right and responsibility
to send employees home if necessary
 Use common sense and courtesy, stay home
when you’re very sick
Cold and Flu
Keep the Germs to Yourself