The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

It is that time of year again: flu season. Hopefully, you have gotten a flu shot. If you have not, there is still time to get one.

Despite your best efforts you may, however, come down with the flu. Our friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have helpful information on what you should do if you get sick. It also lists the symptoms.

According to the CDC, most people with the flu have a mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. We sometimes receive 9-1-1 calls for people with mild, flu-like symptoms who really just need to stay home, rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Of course, the flu can become very serious and potentially life-threatening. The CDC website also lays out what the emergency warning signs of flu sickness are. If you exhibit any of those symptoms a 9-1-1 call to your Fairfax County Firefighters and Paramedics may be in order.

To learn more please go here: The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick