The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

Hate to tell you, but the flu season isn't over yet

"Both of those seasons were seasons where the strain H3N2 was the predominant strain, a strain that's going to be associated with more cases and it's going to be associated with more hospitalizations, and it is associated with more deaths".

Health departments in several southeast Georgia counties, including Camden and Glynn, will offer free flu shots from 8 3 p.m. Friday to those ages 3 and older who do not have insurance, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.

"The flu is a serious disease".

California provides weekly public health epidemic tracking through 72 enrolled " (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) located in all 58 California counties.

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The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.

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There have been 195 lab-confirmed cases of influenza through February 2.

According to the report, those numbers are a significant increase over the prior week where the same reporting providers recorded 288 visits, and emergency room department recorded 1,888 visits. Of those, 211 cases were influenza A, 13 were influenza B and 25 were unspecified. Usually, the more severe influenza A strain peaks in December and January and influenza B, which is often less severe, peaks in the spring.

Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue, and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting. "But again, also people coughing and sneezing and not covering their cough", said Dr. Hawkinson. Individuals who develop flu symptoms should seek medical advice to determine if they should be treated with an antiviral drug, which could shorten the course of the illness or reduce its severity. So even though your rapid flu test may be negative, pay attention to your symptoms and get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and stay home.

According to the World Health Organisation, about 5 to 10 per cent of adults and between 20 and 30 per cent of children in the world are infected with flu every year.

Tamiflu, the prescription medication that doctors prescribe patients, to treat or prevent the flu, has been running low nationwide, but, it's all about planning, pharmacists say. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or event talk. Children are also to be kept a close eye on, as they are similarly susceptible to the virus. So is it too late to keep you or your child from becoming sick? "A patient might not die from the flu itself, but from other illnesses or conditions exacerbated by the flu".

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