Flu ( Influenza ).

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Flu ( Influenza ) Ensure YOURSELF AND YOUR Friends and family! SELF-LEARNING MODULE Destinations To advance the flu immunization system To organization Disease Control measures for the anticipation of flu To build inoculation rate among workers
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Objectives To advance the flu inoculation system To foundation Infection Control measures for the counteractive action of flu To build immunization rate among workers

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WHAT IS INFLUENZA? (Otherwise called THE FLU) this season\'s flu virus is an infectious respiratory disease It is brought on by flu infections It can make mellow serious sickness and now and again can prompt getting so as to pass It can be counteracted influenza inoculation every year

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Key Facts about the Flu Every year in the United States, all things considered: - 5% to 20% of the populace are contaminated with this season\'s flu virus - More than 200,000 individuals are hospitalized from influenza inconveniences - About 36,000 individuals pass on from seasonal influenza

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Symptoms of Flu Symptoms of influenza include: Fever (normally high) Headache Extreme tiredness Dry hack Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Muscle throbs Stomach manifestations ,, for example, queasiness and the runs .

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Complications of Flu Complications of Flu include: Pneumonia Dehydration Worsening of medicinal conditions (Asthma, Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure)

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How Flu Spreads Respiratory beads brought about by hacking and sniffling From individual to individual Touching your mouth and nose subsequent to touching something with influenza infections on it Most solid grown-ups may have the capacity to taint others starting 1 day before side effects create and up to 5 days in the wake of getting to be wiped out

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Preventing the Spread of Flu Get Vaccinated Respiratory cleanliness/hack decorum: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when hacking and wheezing If you don\'t have tissues accessible, sniffle into your sleeve, not into your hands Use tissues to contain respiratory discharges; discard tissues after utilization Perform hand cleanliness after contact with respiratory emissions Sit no less than 3 feet far from others in the event that you are hacking or wheezing

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The Flu Shot this season\'s cold virus shot contains inactivated (killed) infection Two weeks after inoculation, antibodies build up that ensure against flu infection disease.

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When to get inoculated October and November is the best time to get immunized Flu season can start as ahead of schedule as October and last as late as May.

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Who ought to get inoculated? Individuals at high hazard for complexities : People 65 years and more established, kids, the individuals who are immunosuppressed or have constant therapeutic conditions People 50 to 64 years old : Nearly 33% of individuals in this age class have medicinal conditions that place them at danger for genuine influenza inconveniences People who can transmit influenza to others at high hazard for confusions: Healthcare specialists, parental figures of kids 6 to 23 months old, and close contacts of individuals 65 years and more established

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Priority Groups CDC Recommendations People 65 years old and more seasoned People 2-64 years with incessant wellbeing conditions Children 6-23 months Pregnant ladies Healthcare faculty who give direct patient consideration Household contact and out-of-home guardians of youngsters under 6 months of age

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Who ought not be inoculated? Those with extreme sensitivity to chicken eggs Those who have had serious response to an influenza immunization in the past Those who have created Guillain Barre Syndrome inside of 6 weeks of getting an influenza antibody beforehand Children under 6 months of age Those who have a moderate or serious disease with fever (May return for the immunization when side effects reduce)

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Possible Side Effects Mild side effects could begin not long after the antibody is given and may keep going for maybe a couple days: Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given Fever (second rate) Body hurts Severe responses such, as breathing issues, could happen a couple of minutes to a couple of hours after the shot, for the most part among individuals with extreme hypersensitivity to eggs. Flu antibody is developed in hens’ eggs

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Questions About the Flu? If it\'s not too much trouble contact: Employee Health Services Infection Control Source: CDC Guidelines and suggestions, January 2005

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