As an airborne respiratory virus, the flu spreads easily from person to person, particularly in crowded environments like school or work. Do yourself and others a favor and stay home when you’re sick, except to seek needed medical care.
Most people with flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are in a higher-risk group, or are very sick or concerned about your illness, contact your health care provider for guidance. Find a list of flu symptoms that warrant emergency attention by clicking here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends individuals with flu stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol, except to seek medical care or for other necessities.