Influenza Season 2018-2019
Flu Season generally October thru May; peaks between December and February
Flu differs from the common cold:
Fever (but not with everyone)
Runny or stuffy nose
Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting
CDC “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu
Annual flu vaccine best protection against getting the flu
Recommended for 6 months and older
Two doses initially 4 weeks apart for children just getting started
High-dose flu vaccine for those 65 and older
When to get the vaccine?
Best to get it now, before flu season starts
We have it in stock. Adults can walk in. Children need appointments.
Avoid contact with those that are sick.
If you are sick, limit your contact with others. STAY HOME!!!!
You should be fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine before returning to work.)
Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze.
Wash hands often and thoroughly.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated.
Take antiviral medications as prescribed
Antivirals can be prescribed to help:
Shorten the length of infection
Reduce the impact of symptoms
Reduce possibility of complications
Best if taken within 48 hours of illness onset
Can I still get sick even with a flu shot?
Could be a strain not protected by the flu shot
You were exposed either before of shortly after getting the shot. (It takes about two weeks for full immunity after getting the shot.)
Can I get sick from getting a flu shot?
Might have a common vaccine reaction at the site of the shot such as redness or tenderness
Could have a low grade fever and body aches after the shot due to the body’s immune response. Only lasts 1-2 days.
CDC releases updated Flu Activity and Surveillance on a weekly basis
KDHE monitors Influenza Like Illness events (ILI) in Kansas posts that information weekly
Resources for more information on Flu
Saline County Health Department
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What are Bed Bugs?
Reddish-brown in color, wingless, feed on blood of people and animals, and can live for several months without a blood meal.
Bed Bugs Facts:
- Classified as a Public Health Pest
- Not known to spread disease
- -can cause allergic reactions or;
- -secondary infections from scratching
- Can be found anywhere across the globe
Transported usually through people as they travel, on the seams of luggage, furniture, bedding, etc. They are experts at hiding so they are difficult to detect.
- Inspect for signs of infestation.
- -Rusty reddish stains
- -Dark spots
- -Eggs or egg shells
- -Sweet musty smell
- Take precautions when traveling, with used furniture and/or moving. When you get home throw your bags in the dryer.
Getting rid of them:
- CDC, EPA & KDHE - Similar Guidelines
- Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
- Do- IT- Yourself or Professional
- Chemical, non-chemical means
- Bottom line:
- -Make sure it is bed bugs
- -choose your treatment options
Since they are a pest:
- No City Ordinances
- No County Ordinances
- No State Ordinances except for
- -K.A.R. 4-27-5
- -K.A.R. 4-27-9
- -Both cover Lodging Establishments with reporting to Kansas Department of Agriculture.
- No grant funds or other outside sources to help with eradication
Websites with more information
What landlords need to know