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Test Your Flu IQ - WakeMed

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Get facts to protect yourself from the flu and increase your chances of staying well!

Get facts to protect yourself from the flu and increase your chances of staying well!

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  • 1. Test Your Flu IQ
    Mike Cinoman, MD
    WakeMed Children’s
    Pediatric Intensivist
  • 2. True or False?Last year was the worst pandemic in history.
  • 3. True or False?Last year was the worst pandemic in history.
    False: The flu pandemic of 1918 was the worst.
  • 4. Last year was the ___ pandemic in history.a) 2ndb) 4thc) 10thd) 25th
  • 5. Last year was the ___ pandemic in history.a) 2ndb) 4thc) 10thd) 25th
    b) Last year was only the fourth pandemic in history.
  • 6. True or False?Last year was the only year in recent history during which many people died from the flu.
  • 7. True or False?Last year was the only year in recent history during which many people died from the flu.
    False – Last year was significantly worse for pediatric deaths, but every year many people with underlying conditions and elderly die from the flu. Flu is not a disease to be taken lightly and everyone 6 months of age and above should be vaccinated for the disease.
  • 8. What strains of flu are included in this year’s vaccine?a. H1N1 &H3N2b. H1N1c. H2N3d. H1N1 & H3N2
  • 9. What strains of flu are included in this year’s vaccine?a. H1N1 &H3N2b. H1N1c. H2N3d. H1N1 & H3N2
    a. H1N1 &H3N2
  • 10. True or False? Only young children and the elderly need to be vaccinated from the flu.
  • 11. True or False? Only young children and the elderly need to be vaccinated from the flu.
    False: Everyone 6 months of age and above should be vaccinated for the flu.
  • 12. True or False?If I choose to take the nasal vaccine, I will be exposed to a live virus.
  • 13. True or False?If I choose to take the nasal vaccine, I will be exposed to a live virus.
    True: The nasal vaccine does contain a genetically altered live virus, but you cannot catch the flu from the vaccine.
  • 14. Protect Yourself From Flu
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after you use it.
    • 15. Keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. And, if you get the flu, stay home from work, school and social gatherings. You are most contagious one day before symptoms develop and five days after becoming sick
    • 16. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
  • Not sick? Increase your
    chances of staying well.
    Get an annual flu vaccination.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
    Boost your immune system by eating a well balanced diet, exercising regularly, managing stress and getting enough rest.

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