Five NC flu cases, zero deaths so far this flu season

Five NC flu cases, zero deaths so far this flu season

Five NC flu cases, zero deaths so far this flu season

The flu, also called influenza, is a disease cause by the influenza virus. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well-being, so we've put together some precautions to help you keep the flu viruses at bay.

Flu season is just around the corner, and it's that time when everyone asks, "Should I get a flu shot?".

There are many types of flu viruses.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told CNN that "in general, we get in our season what the Southern Hemisphere got in the season immediately preceding us and an intelligent guess" is that North America will most likely have a bad flu season. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu shot.

"Getting vaccinated against flu every year is the single best way to protect against catching or spreading what is a potentially debilitating illness". The ideal time would be before the end of October. Some of these complications include sinus, ear infections and even pneumonia.

And despite the myths you've heard, the flu shot does not give you the flu, Passaretti said.

People can still get a flu shot free of charge as part of an office visit with their family physician, the department said.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging state residents to get vaccinated this season, noting that young children, individuals who are 65 years and older, pregnant women, and individuals with certain medical conditions are at greater risk of experiencing flu-related complications. Flu shots will be offered to parents, siblings, and direct caregivers of Riley patients for free.

Health professionals at the hospital said this year they are prepared to give 2,000 doses of the flu vaccine and 100 doses of the TDAP vaccine, that is for the whooping cough.

Vaccination appointments may be made for the flu shot beginning Monday.

"It's really wonderful, this year, regardless of which age group, or which chronic condition you may have, you can get the vaccine without having to pay an administration cost wherever you go", she said.

Sir Bruce said: "Many people are very anxious that this winter will be particularly hard - the thing that I worry about most is that we have an outbreak of flu or an outbreak of norovirus which puts an added strain on the NHS service". The second reason is that experts annually review the formulation of the flu vaccine due to the viruses' constant changes. As per the Health and Safety page of the University website, flu viruses remain active for almost 2-8 hours after being deposited on a hard surface. Germs from touching a contaminated surface can enter the body in these areas. This is the best way to prevent seasonal flu.

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