Here a cough, there a sneeze, everywhere a wheeze wheeze, that is the tune the almost everyone everywhere you go caused by this years flu season. The 2012- 2013 influenza season has been reported to rise from bad to worse, as reported by NBC news, the flu has spread to forty-one states within the first week of the new year. Those who have come in contact with the flu usually report severe fever, nasal congestion and cough as their symptoms..
Alexis Correa, a student of Triton College, mentions how this years outbreak compares to her past experiences with the illness:
“It makes my stomach boil and I feel like I am in a coma that never ends, all I want to do is sleep, this year’s seems to have spread more, and more people are catching it,“ says Alexis.
Other most people see it as just the flu, many forget how deadly the illness can be. This year the death toll is rising steadily with infants and seniors in the highest risk category. It is important for people to take care of themselves while being sick. Take simple measures such as hand washing and disinfecting high traffic areas. Multiple surfaces can hold various germs for as long as 8 hours.
Most Importantly: Those who have the flu should stay home from work and/or school to prevent others from getting sick.
The best recommended solution, especially during this season, is to receive the flu shot. Anyone who has not received the shot is urged to get one. If you think you have the flu, drink plenty of fluids, take hot showers and get plenty of rest. If the symptoms worsen, call your doctor.
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