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2019-2020 FLU SEASON UPDATES & INFORMATION

Updated on 10/22/19

Influenza (or flu) is a contagious disease that can cause serious illness. Young children, pregnant women, people 65 years and older, and those with certain chronic health conditions are at higher risk of serious complications from the flu. However, anyone can get flu, including healthy, young people.

NEWS

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES

  • Get the flu vaccine.
  • Wash hands often, especially before touching eyes, nose and mouth, or eating.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissue.
  • Stay at home if sick, and if asked, wear a mask.

FIVE STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU GET THE FLU

  • Stay at home and rest.
  • Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you won't make them sick.
  • Drink plenty of water and clear liquids to prevent water loss (dehydration).
  • Treat fever and cough with medicines you can buy at the store.
  • If you get very sick or are at high risk for flu complications, call your doctor.

KITSAP PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT RESPIRATORY ILLNESS REPORT

During the flu season, the Kitsap Public Health District provides a weekly report that summarizes influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity in Kitsap County, as well as influenza-like illness (ILI) visits to local medical providers and emergency rooms. If you wish to receive this report via email, or receive a text notification, visit www.kitsappublichealth.org/subscribe. The District also publishes an annual report that shows the trends over the past four flu seasons for influenza A and B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI). Click here for the report.

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