Flu doesn't make you throw up! Ever. Never. No it doesn't. Look it up. I promise. I pinky-swear, cross my heart and hope to die promise. Look it up. It's a respiratory illness. And it's now an epidemic in Washington state.

Symptoms include a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. The "stomach flu" is not a flu at all, but a variety of bugs that infect stomachs and intestines that people call flu.

Influenza has caused seven deaths in the state this season and the spread of the illness is expected to peak in January and February, which means more people are expected to die!

If you're not feeling well with a FEVER, CONGESTION, SORE THROAT, COUGHING, ACHES, ETC. --

BUT NOT UPSET STOMACH

-- then stay home from work. If you know someone with these symptoms, wash your hands and sanitize everything!