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Respiratory viruses commonly cause illness such as fluCOVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), especially in the fall and winter. There are actions you can take to protect yourself and others. Learn about how to reduce your risk of getting sick from these viruses, and if they are spreading in Kane County. 

​Resources to Prepare for Flu, COVID-19, and RSV

​We now have more capacity than ever before to help prevent people from becoming severely ill from these diseases, including:

  • Safe, updated immunizations – For the first time ever, immunizations are available for all three major fall and winter respiratory diseases – flu, COVID-19, and RSV.

  • Widely available, effective treatments – Treatments are available for flu and COVID-19 and can reduce severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

  • Testing – Tests, some of which can be used at home, can quickly detect these respiratory viruses so patients don’t delay treatment and other actions that can protect their family, friends, and coworkers.

  • Common-sense measures – Masking, physical distancing, washing hands, and improving airflow in the places where people live and work can provide an additional layer of protection.

Related Pages

Kane County Health Department Communicable Disease Program
Kane County Health Department Immunization Program
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