Lee Health, as well as the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, continue to urge flu shots, with the CDC emphasizing that "getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu". "But if you do get vaccinated and get influenza, hopefully, your symptoms will be less severe".
He also advised those with the flu to consider talking to their medical care providers about antiviral medications. They may indicate an allergic reaction to the flu shot.
"Vaccination will prevent infection in a large number of cases".
"Some people just choose to stay home and tough it out", Kaltenberg said.
"It is so important that all people in the borough who are vulnerable to the effects of flu take up the vaccine over winter".
Even the flu-related deaths can be undercounted because they are not always attributed as such.
H3N2 influenza, a subtype which appears to be commonplace this year is particularly terrible, together with an increase of severe symptoms which include fever and body aches. It can cause severe illness in some people, and can sometimes lead to death. This time around, it's almost three times as many, or 1.1 percent. "It's the worst strain". These viruses can be spread to others by an infected person, through contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor's offices, clinics, health departments, and pharmacies, as well as by many employers. The flu season is most certainly upon us.
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Baber said people should not be swayed against getting a shot based on a common misconception floated worldwide.
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But the holiday season is over and it's time to get back to reality. "We won't really know how effective our vaccines were until mid-February".
It's estimated that one in every two hundred French people have contracted this new strain of the virus. And among the 54 jurisdictions in the flu surveillance system (every state plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), 50 reported "regional" or "widespread" flu activity at the end of past year.
Get enough sleep (7-8 hours is best).
"Flu symptoms are things like shivers or chills, aches and pains - you're flattened with it".