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How to protect yourself, your family, and your community from common respiratory viruses.

We’ve all lived it since March 2020. Respiratory and infectious diseases have been top of mind, like an ever-present spirit waiting for its chance to pounce. But it doesn’t have to be so scary. With frequent testing and simple preventive measures, you can take the fear out of respiratory illness.

COVID has had all of the attention, but now RSV and the Flu want some shine. Each virus is unique but can have similar symptoms. However, each can impact people differently.

Here’s what to expect.

You may be able to spread respiratory viruses to someone else before you know you are sick.¹

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Influenza (Flu)

RSV

COVID-19

Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat

  • Headache, body aches

  • Fatigue

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Decrease in appetite

  • Sneezing

  • Wheezing

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Headaches, body aches

  • Loss of smell and taste

  • Often no symptoms

Treatable?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Treatment

  • Antiviral medications

  • Over-the-counter symptom reducers

  • Rest, hydration

  • Currently no specific treatment for RSV

  • Manage systems with OTC meds and fluids

  • Emerging anti-viral treatments are available

  • Rest, hydration

Highest risk

  • Elderly

  • Immunocompromised

  • Infants, babies

  • Immunocompromised

  • Elderly

  • Overweight

  • Immunocompromised

Influenza (Flu)

Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat

  • Headache, body aches

  • Fatigue

  • Diarrhea

Treatable?

Yes

Treatment

  • Antiviral medications

  • Over-the-counter symptom reducers

  • Rest, hydration

Highest risk

  • Elderly

  • Immunocompromised

RSV

Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Decrease in appetite

  • Sneezing

  • Wheezing

Treatable?

Yes

Treatment

  • Currently no specific treatment for RSV

  • Manage systems with OTC meds and fluids

Highest risk

  • Infants, babies

  • Immunocompromised

COVID-19

Symptoms

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Headaches, body aches

  • Loss of smell and taste

  • Often no symptoms

Treatable?

Yes

Treatment

  • Emerging anti-viral treatments are available

  • Rest, hydration

Highest risk

  • Elderly

  • Overweight

  • Immunocompromised

Slow the spread

Rumors and misinformation spread faster than the viruses themselves. The simple way to spread these respiratory illnesses is through close contact and the spraying of droplets from the nose and mouth. In rare situations, someone may sneeze on a surface that you touch. If you feel ill, even just a little headache, take the safe route and stay away from people who become sick easily like babies, grandparents, and those who are overweight or have a weakened immune system.

 

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