It’s that time of year when everyone around seems to be getting sick, from the common cold to influenza – the “flu”. The flu is a respiratory illness that can range from mild to severe, even fatal. Young children, older adults, or those with compromised immune systems are particularly high risk for complications.
The best way to prevent getting the flu is to have an annual flu shot. Even if you get the flu, symptoms are generally less severe than if you didn’t get the immunization.
Besides getting your flu shot, you can stop the spread of the flu virus and other potential harmful pathogens by following universal precautions.
If you suspect your client is sick, please call Fedelta (206.362.2366) for guidance. It’s important to get plenty of rest and drink fluids to avoid complications such as dehydration.