The Director of Buchanan County Public Health encourages the residents of Buchanan County to (1) get a flu shot if they have not already done so, (2) stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications, and (3) Practice the 3 C’s.
Cover Your Cough. Use a tissue or your elbow.
Clean Your Hands. Use soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Contain Germs. Stay home when sick.
You can contact your family health care provider for a flu shot or our webpage lists where flu shots are still available in our community.
Influenza - get the 'Facts'.
Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Buchanan County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity is increasing. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “If you have flu symptoms, help out your family, friends and co-workers by staying home to avoid spreading the virus,” said Buchanan County Public Health Director Amy Marlow “It’s also important to remember to cover your coughs and sneezes and clean your hands frequently to help yourself and others say healthy.”
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