This year's bad flu season: 5 things you need to know

This year's bad flu season: 5 things you need to know

Some of the symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue.

You can prevent getting the flu by demonstrating good health habits, such as covering your mouth when you cough and frequently washing your hands. Since then, we have given 1,100 flu shots to the public. Antibiotics do not treat viruses like the flu. Hospital patients and nursing home residents are already more susceptible to illness.

The ADPH is also recommending that people with "mild to moderate flu or flu-like symptoms" to not go to the emergency room and not go to their doctor's office without calling first.

Should children get the vaccination?

The latest weekly map put out by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows the flu is already "widespread" across every part of the USA mainland. "And of course, I'm always advocating for a flu vaccine". As scientists mark the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu, labs around the country are hunting better vaccines to boost protection against ordinary winter flu and guard against future pandemics. How is that possible?

In 1918, there was no flu vaccine. Ly said education is key to changing a patient's mind about getting the flu shot, if they initially decline.

What's the difference between a cold and the flu?

Mallozzi, 10, was a fourth grader at West School in New Canaan, started feeling ill last Thursday, Jan. 11, Reed said, and he went to be with his hockey team over the weekend. "For instance, most people don't realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation". Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. However, flu strains are notorious for mutating as they move through a population.

If I have the flu how long will I be sick?

Sadly, he said, there have been several deaths related to Influenza viruses so far this season.

There appears to be no let-up with this year's strain of flu - leading one group of hospitals to impose visitor restrictions.

Two of the pediatric deaths this season occurred in Florida, the most recent of which was reported in an unvaccinated child with underlying health conditions, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The Independent-News reached out to Mineral County Health Officer Wanda Nixon and Mt. Grant General Hospital Administrator Hugh Qualls to better assist our readers during the flu season. "It is not a shock" that the brother also got the flu.



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