Flu Info & Prevention
H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza
Flu Info Hotline, call: (928) 428-8345
It is important to take precautions to avoid catching the flu and transmitting it to others. Incorporating the simplest steps into your everyday routine will help you stay healthy through the season. Here are some tips to follow:
Take simple precautions
Wash your hands
Cover up when you cough or sneeze
When around sick people
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include any of the following, collectively known as "flu-like symptoms":
Who is at greatest risk?
Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days or less than 2 weeks, but some people can develop life-threatening complications as a result of the flu. Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems from influenza can happen at any age. Those who are at higher than average risk of complications associated with the flu are:
Complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections. The flu can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic congestive heart failure may have worsening of this condition that is triggered by the flu.
Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Novel H1N1 flu is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in the U.S. in April 2009, and has spread to many countries around the world. More information about the H1N1 virus is available here.
Stay home to avoid spreading the flu
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Keep the following suggestions in mind:
If you're sick, notify....
If you need help:
Contact any of the following:
The administration, faculty and staff of Eastern Arizona College are in no way experts on H1N1 flu, flu prevention, or flu treatment. For much more comprehensive information on all things flu-related consult your physician or see the following web sites: