The end of December showed just sporadic outbreaks of the flu in Vermont but by January 4th the Vermont Department of Health was announcing that flu cases had risen to widespread. The flu symptoms are: Fever (100 degrees or greater), muscle aches, chills and extreme fatigue. If you're feeling tired and have one or more of the other symptoms it can be a sign of the flu.
If you choose to get a flu shot you can use the Vermont Department of Health Flu Clinic Finder here: http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/flu/flu_clinics.aspx
The Department of Health advises if you have the flu to take these precautions:
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away.
Wash your hands often, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Use alcohol-based hand wipes and gel sanitizers if soap and water are not available.
Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
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