The Flu: Fact or Fiction

Groan ... moan ... ah choo! How much do you know about the flu? Take this quiz and find out.

Quiz

Groan ... moan ... ah choo! How much do you know about the flu? Take this quiz and find out.

1. People can get the flu by not dressing warmly enough.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

2. Getting a flu vaccine between October and mid-November guarantees protection against the flu.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

3. The term influenza was coined in the 18th century.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

4. Hot chicken soup is a great flu remedy.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

5. Go easy on those nasal decongestants. You can become dependent on them.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

6. There's really no way to reduce your chances of getting the flu.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

7. Flu is a potentially life-threatening illness.

  • Fact.
  • Fiction.

8. A person with influenza can be contagious 1 day before symptoms appear and for 3 to 7 days after the onset of symptoms.

  • Fiction.
  • Fact.

Your Results:

1. People can get the flu by not dressing warmly enough.
Fiction.

2. Getting a flu vaccine between October and mid-November guarantees protection against the flu.
Fiction.

3. The term influenza was coined in the 18th century.
Fiction.

4. Hot chicken soup is a great flu remedy.
Fact.

5. Go easy on those nasal decongestants. You can become dependent on them.
Fact.

6. There's really no way to reduce your chances of getting the flu.
Fiction.

7. Flu is a potentially life-threatening illness.
Fact.

8. A person with influenza can be contagious 1 day before symptoms appear and for 3 to 7 days after the onset of symptoms.
Fact.

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