The good news and the bad news about flu season

Kenny Tucker
January 26, 2019

Symptoms typically include fever, aching muscles, chills, sweats, headache, feeling exhausted and weak, coughing and nasal congestion.

Marlee Morrison is the Community Health Director and a public health nurse.

In the current study, the researchers considered 1727 patients age 18 and older who were hospitalized for flu in the Catalan region of Spain over 6 flu seasons ending in 2016. Just by practicing them, they could prevent you, your family and neighbors from getting and spreading the flu. If the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the severity of the illness. The vaccine is offered at Plumas County Public Health Clinics and most pharmacies and medical providers throughout the county, while supplies last.

In contrast, northwestern Minnesota only saw one hospitalization last week and four to date this flu season.

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The doctors of Gandhi Hospital after examining the patients declared that five persons including three women from Hyderabad are suffering from Swine Flu.

The same is true at long-term care facilities, with no outbreaks reported in the past two weeks and only two reports this season.

She added that persons with outpatient appointments at the hospital who believe they may have the flu should call to reschedule. Some employers and schools also provide the flu shot on site. Vaccinations are also important for health care workers or anyone who cares for those at high risk. Do not forget to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and wash your hands frequently or use an alcohol-based rub. Avoid touching your nose or mouth. "Getting the vaccine can still help a lot of at-risk populations such as children and the elderly in reducing serious complications". The fewer opportunities the virus has to spread, the better the chance of fewer people getting sick, sickening others or possibly dying.

Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu. "They may ask you to wear a mask if you are coughing, sneezing, have a runny nose or a sore throat".

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