What you need to know about flu, flu vaccine, and the Coronavirus outbreak

Young boy getting flu vaccine
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Are you worrying about getting sick? Find information in many languages about flu season and flu vaccine in the USA. Learn what you need to know about Coronavirus.

It is flu season in the USA.

Sala borî, many people got sick with flu, and some died. So what are the symptoms and what can you do protect yourself from getting sick? Here is some information about the flu and flu vaccine from the US Centers for Disease Prevention.

Find this information in your own language.

What is the flu?

The flu is an illness caused by flu viruses. The flu may make people cough and have a sore throat and fever. They may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. The flu happens every year and is more common in the fall and winter in the U.S. People of all ages can get the flu, from babies and young adults, to the elderly.

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?

Flu prevention infographic

Where can I get a flu vaccine shot?

Many clinics, community centers and public health departments give free flu vaccine shots. Flu vaccine is also free if you have health insurance. Find where to get the flu shot near you.

How do I know I have flu?

Symptoms of the flu infographic

What do I need to know about Coronavirus?

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19 for short) is a virus (bug) that is causing a serious breathing illness. It started in Wuhan, çîn. The disease has spread, and it has been declared a world health emergency.

The USA is advising people not to travel to China. For now, people cannot come into the United States from China unless they are citizens or permanent residents. People who do come in from China will have to be tested and stay away from other people.

Am I in danger from COVID-19?

2019-nCoV has spread to other countries, but the chance of catching the disease is very small.

How can I protect myself?

The CDC says: There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Lebê, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, giştî:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Read this information in Chinese

  • Xwendin advice for travelers to China

You can also findWorld Health Organization information about Coronavirus in Arabic, Çînî, Fransî, Îngilîzî, Russian and Spanish.

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