Henrico County Alumnae Chapter (HCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. welcomes you to our homepage and extends the warmth and bond of sincere sisterhood.
HCAC is focused on Honoring our Commitments to sisterhood and scholarship while Advocating for Change in our communities through dedicated public service and social action.
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Friday, February 9, 2018
Severe Weather Safety Tips
Health Tip: Seasonal Flu Basics
What is Influenza (also called Flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Signs and Symptoms of Flu:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore Throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting or diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
The upcoming season's flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.
So have you gotten your flu vaccine today? It’s not too late!!!
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