According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona influenza (flu) activity hit widespread this week; widespread is the highest category possible.
Above are some simple prevention measures to help stop the spread of flu. Flu symptoms are similar to the common cold, but the flu comes on more quickly and is more physically draining. For most people, the best advice is to stay home, rest, and drink plenty of fluids. Our school health professionals urge parents/guardians to keep their child(ren) home if they are sick. Do not send a sick child to school. If you haven’t been sick yet, the flu shot can offer you protection from flu. Free flu shots are available at County Clinics. For the closest location, go to: http://www.maricopa.gov/publichealt/Programs/Flu/clinics.aspz For more information on flu, click here. www.azdhs.gov/flu
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