Flu Season is Upon Us

Flu Season is Upon Us

Posted on January 30, 2018

The Health Department has reports of increasing numbers of influenza cases in schools and businesses in our area. We are working closely with the School District to make sure that prevention measures are in place.

The flu vaccine, while not perfect, offers significant protection from the most severe complications of flu—talk with your doctor about getting the flu shot if you haven’t already done so.

Information about the Flu:

Be alert for symptoms in your family: Fever, body aches, coughing. The disease is spread by coughing, sneezing, and contact with contaminated surfaces.

You can help fight the spread of the flu:

Cover your cough with a tissue, or cough into your elbow
Wash your hands frequently with soap
Clean frequently touched surfaces with disinfectant spray that is labeled to kill flu virus.
Stay home when you’re sick. Do not send your child to school if s/he is sick!

Check out these links:

NJ Department of Health –“Prevent the Spread of Flu”

NJ Respiratory Virus Surveillance Report (Week ending January 13, 2018)

Centers for Disease Control handout on preventing the spread of flu