RENO, Nev. – The holidays are here, and while that brings more opportunities for spreading cheer, there are also more chances for spreading the flu virus as people resume travel and gather with family and friends.
Experts from REMSA Health share essential tips to help community members stay healthy this holiday season and prevent the spread of the flu:
Flu can cause fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the risk of getting sick and it reduces the risk of spreading it to others. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. This includes:
For more information on the flu, the flu vaccine or where to get a flu vaccine, please visit ImmunizeNevada.org.
Media note: A video for flu prevention, featuring Riley the Raccoon, are available for download here.
About REMSA Health
REMSA Health is a private, non-profit community organization which provides a full range of innovative healthcare services outside of the hospital setting. We are funded only by user fees, with no local tax subsidies. REMSA Health provides Washoe County’s 420,000+ residents with 24/7 ambulance services. Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, provides critical care transport services via ground and air ambulance across the western United States. REMSA Health includes an internationally accredited Regional Emergency Communications Center, a Nevada-licensed Center for Integrated Health and Community Education, Community Paramedics, an accredited Nurse Health Line, and special operations and special events teams. REMSA Health: Care. Community. Innovation.
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