Cover Your Cough
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides information on Seasonal Influenza (Flu).
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website provides information including:
To learn more about how to manage Influenza symptoms or when to call the doctor or 911, click here.
Influenza is caused by a virus and cannot be treated with antibiotics. It takes time for a person to recover from influenza. Help the ill person get enough to drink and feel as comfortable as possible.
Influenza symptoms can come on fast and send you to bed feeling weak and worn out. This is a normal part of influenza. It may take 3-5 days for symptoms to improve, but symptoms can last longer. Most people do not need to see a doctor or go to the emergency room. Like the common cold–treat the symptoms. Antibiotics do not work on influenza and cold viruses. A child's symptoms can change quickly, so monitor them closely.
Influenza Information in Multiple Languages: ECHO
ECHO Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), has created video, audio, print, and other resources in multiple languages. These resources include many health and safety topics. Most resources are available in Amharic, Arabic, English, Hmong, Karen, Khmer (Cambodian), Laotian, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.