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What to do if you get the flu

The CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health recommend that people with flu
symptoms (fever, sore throat, cough, body aches, severe fatigue, runny nose) stay home
until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F/38 degrees C) without
the use of any anti-fever medication (including aspirin, Tylenol or ibuprofen).
If you are at higher risk for complications from the flu contact your health care provider
as soon as possible. Children younger than 5 years of age, pregnant women, people of
any age with a chronic medical condition (such as pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, a
neurological condition, or heart disease) and people 65 years of age or older are more
likely to get complications from the flu. (more…)