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This Year's Flu and You: What You Need to Know

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Question 1 of 10

If you haven't gotten a flu shot already, it's too late for one to make any difference in your health.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 2 of 10

Flu activity — meaning the flu is still making people sick — lasts only from November to February.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 3 of 10

For the period Oct. 1 through Dec. 30, 2017, the CDC "characterized" 686 influenza viruses — and that's a lot of viruses. Characterization helps assess how one virus is related to another virus. Which of these influenza viruses did the agency NOT characterize?

  • A100 influenza H1N1
  • B410 influenza H3N2
  • C176 influenza B
  • D378 influenza F

Question 4 of 10

This most troublesome flu virus now is the H1N1 virus.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 5 of 10

Which of these groups of people are more at risk from the flu and its complications?

  • AOlder people
  • BVery young children
  • CPregnant women
  • DPeople with certain long-term health complications
  • EAll of the above

Question 6 of 10

Flu shots aren't really necessary.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 7 of 10

Which of these happens when you get the flu?

  • AFlu infects your respiratory tract.
  • BYour immune system goes into attack mode.
  • CYou develop inflammation that triggers cough, sore throat, fever, and muscle and body aches.
  • DSecondary ear and sinus infections can occur, or more serious conditions such as pneumonia or even death.
  • EAll of the above.

Question 8 of 10

I'm not sure I have the flu. I understand I can have a flu test to know for sure.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

Question 9 of 10

You can take actions to prevent flu from spreading. Which of these is NOT effective?

  • AAvoid close contact with sick people, and if you're sick, limit contact with others.
  • BStay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
  • CUse plenty of cough drops to curb your cough.
  • DAvoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • EClean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may harbor flu germs.

Question 10 of 10

So, remind me again why I should get a flu shot?

  • AIf you're in an at-risk group, it can save your life.
  • BIf you're not, it can keep you from feeling miserable, missing work, and missing fun with family and friends.
  • CIt's not all about you: vaccines protect people around you who matter to you.
  • DAll of the above.