Flu information and advice issued for patients

With more cases of flu being diagnosed across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, health experts have issued advice and guidance for patients.

A significant proportion of current GP activity is associated with flu and health bosses have now released the information.

Man sneezing

Winter flu

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round.

However it’s especially common in winter, which is why it’s also known as “seasonal flu”.

It’s not the same as the common cold. Flu usually starts more suddenly, is more severe and lasts longer.

Tips to help stop the spread of flu include washing your hands regularly with soap and warm water.

Regularly cleaning surfaces such as your computer keyboard, telephone and door handles to get rid of germs also helps.

To view the full advice and information, click the link on the PDF poster below.

pdf Advice for Flu - January 2018 (269 KB)

Updated 10/01/2018