The Louisiana Department of Health offers these tips relating to the flu:
—Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

—If you have cold symptoms or have fever greater than 100.3, stay away from others until you have not had a fever for 24 hours.

—Call your doctor immediately to see if an antiviral medication is appropriate for you.

—If you are sick, do not visit vulnerable loved ones who may be receiving care in a hospital, nursing home, cancer center or other setting.

—If you are sick, do not kiss babies, pregnant women, grandparents, and others who may be at a higher risk of getting sick.

—Cover your cough and sneeze.

—Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth.

—Wash your hands frequently.

—Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

—It’s not too late to get a flu shot.

Officials: Flu prevalent in Morgan City area

The Tri-City area has experienced “a big increase” in flu activity during the past two weeks consistent with what Louisiana is experiencing as a whole, said Dr.



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