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Influenza (Flu)

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Flu Prevention Measures

Get Vaccinated:  Get Seasonal Flu Vaccine Right Now 
Don't Spread It:  Wash Hands, Cover Coughs, Stay Home if Sick 
Stay Informed and be Prepared 


 
Flu Symptoms and What to Do:
 

  • Flu Symptoms:  Fever of 100ºF (37.8ºC) or higher AND Cough or Sore Throat
  • Other Symptoms:  (DHMH Flu Fact Sheet)
  • What to do:  If you are at risk for serious health complications or have concerns, contact your health care provider.  A healthy individual who is mildly sick should stay at home and recover unless they develop the emergency warning signs below:​ 
       

Emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

IN CHILDREN Flu Symptoms in Children

 
  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color (for fair tones) and grayish skin color (for darker tones)
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash
 

Emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

    IN ADULTS Flu Symptoms in Adults

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
    • Sudden dizziness or confusion
    • Severe or persistent vomiting
    • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
 
Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips Gets Vaccinated at Baltimore City Flu Vaccine Clinic  
    
Former Deputy Secretary Fran Phillips Gets Vaccinated at Baltimore City Flu Vaccine Clinic