• September 21, 2022
  • Hartig Drug Company

Flu Fact One

The flu is a contagious respiratory sickness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

Flu Fact Two

The flu can cause mild to severe illness that can lead to hospitalization and/or death.

Flu Fact Three

Flu symptoms include:

  • fever or feeling feverish/chills*
    • *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Flu Fact Four

The flu spreads mostly through tiny droplets made when people cough, sneeze, or talk.

Flu Fact Five

Onset of symptoms can occur within 1-4 days after being exposed.

Flu Fact Six

Groups that are at higher risk of having complications from the flu include:

  • Age 65+
  • People with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 5-years-old

Flu Fact Seven

Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to prevent illness from the flu.


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm



Hartig Drug Company

Hartig Drug Company

Hartig Drug Company (Hartig Drug) is a local, family-owned, and operated group of pharmacies located in the Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois tri-state region. Hartig Drug was founded over 115 years ago by A. J. Hartig.

Through community pharmacy, senior care (LTC) pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and durable medical equipment locations, Hartig Drug Company is committed to providing convenient, personalized health consulting, pharmaceutical products, and consumer goods. As a local, small business Hartig Drug offers personalized services in touch with its local community roots. Our employees live, work, and play in the same communities in which we operate. The connection to the community drives us every day to provide the best possible service and products to our customers.