Basic ways to prevent getting the flu

An estimated 36,000 deaths are reported a year related to influenza (flu) the Center of Controlled Diseases (CDC) doesn’t require hospitals to report deaths from influenza. It's important we are careful and aware of this season’s climate changes. The sporadic weather drops and rises happen so often and can be very dangerous for babies, kids, and young adults. The CDC studies express 90% of influenza deaths among adults 65+-year-old citizens.

The causes of Influenza and prevention

The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness started by influenza viruses, it’s considered a mild to severe illness and can become fatal when contracted. Many deaths occur one or two weeks after the person's initial infection and in this time a second bacterial infection like pneumonia forms or a chronic illness already present becomes aggravated causing morbidity. If you aren’t the type of individual that possess the knowledge to focus on hygiene go get vaccinated this season or focus more on your hygiene. One thing you can do is make sure you wash your hands, you can also cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing to prevent spreading germs. Also if you are sick stay home from work and don’t spread your sickness and you can start taking antiviral medicines to counter influenza symptoms.

What to look for when dealing with the Flu

If you were looking to take a vaccine to make sure you are safe from the deadly flu is to step into your neighborhood Rite Aid store and get treatment. You can go to this link to find a great location to receive vaccination.

A way you can tell that you might have symptoms of the flu is when you have 100 degrees Fahrenheit reading or you feel a little feverish. Not everyone with the flu has symptoms with a fever. Other symptoms are a stuffy nose, headaches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (the most common in children)

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