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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

Signs of an Infestation


BITES:
Some people develop itchy welts, but others have no reaction at all. Bites can occur on any bare skin exposed while sleeping.


Remember that bites alone do not mean a bed bug infestation.
Confirmation requires finding and identifying the bugs themselves.


Live bugs or their eggs:
This photo shows adult bed bugs (dark, reddish brown) immature bed bugs (smaller, lighter colored bugs), and eggs (small white capsules). The black spots are blood that the bugs have excreted.


Photo from Bedbugsupply.com


Dark rusty or reddish spotting or staining:
These spots of dry digested blood may be found on sheets, mattresses, walls, and other areas


Photo by H.J. Harlan
Bed bug adults on a sheet showing typical fecal spots.

Bed bug stains near an air vent indicate that bed bugs may be travelling from room to room through the duct.