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Influenza (Flu) is widespread, and Wyoming has not been spared. As of week 1 of 2018, there were 1452 diagnosed cases of flu in the state and 72 cases in Campbell County.Influenza (FLU) is a contagious RESPIRATORY illness that can cause mild to severe illness and even death. Influenza Symptoms Comes on Suddenly Fever Cough Muscle or Body Aches Headaches Fatigue Sore Throat Runny or Stuffy Nose Can Last 1-3 weeks Individuals Who are More Likely to Experience Severe Flu IllnessYoung ChildrenAdults 65 and OlderPregnant WomenPeople with Chronic Medical Conditions—Heart Disease, Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, or other Respiratory Diseases Complications of the FluPneumoniaSinus InfectionsEar InfectionsCo-bacterial InfectionsSepsis—The body’s severe response to wide spread infection throughout body tissues and organsInflammation of the heart, brain, and muscle tissuesMulti-Organ Failure—including respiratory and kidneyAsthma AttacksWorsening of Chronic Heart DiseaseDeathHow to Prevent the FluGet a Flu ShotWash Your Hands Often with Soap and Warm Water for 20 SecondsIf Soap and Water is Not Available Use Alcohol-Based Hand SanitizerAvoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, and MouthStay Away from Sick PeopleIf You are Sick, Limit Contact with OthersIf You are Sick, Stay Home for at Least 24 Hours After Your Fever is Gone without Using Fever-Reducing MedicineIf Children are Sick, Keep Them Home for at Least 24 Hours After Their Fever is Gone without Using Fever-Reducing MedicineCover Nose and Mouth When Coughing or Sneezing—Throw Tissues in the Trash After UsingClean and Disinfect Surfaces and Objects FrequentlyReferenceCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (2017). Influenza (Flu). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/