The Flue Doesn’t Care if you Have Health Insurance or Not
Have you read the news about the flu outbreak this year? There have been at least 2 deaths reported in California alone with many more across the United States.The flu does not discriminate and has been affecting all ages of people. It is very important that we all try to protect ourselves from catching the flu this year and always.
Preventive Care with Flu Shots
If you have not done so yet, now is the best time to go get your flu shot. It is highly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. If getting the shot is not your thing, definitely be very vigilant about health safety for yourself and your loved ones. Wash your hands as often as you can especially after using the bathroom, after sneezing or coughing and really any time they could use a good cleaning.
Take Care of Yourself & Do Not Spread It
If you are sick, it is important that you stay home. The only way to keep the virus from affecting other people is to stop it from spreading. By going into public when you are sick, you are making it very easy for the virus to continue on its devastating path. Without anywhere to go, it will run its course and die off without venturing to infect other people. Be sure to disinfect the surfaces you touch as well. Do not forget your computer keyboard, phone and remote controls, too!
Know the symptoms of the flu: headache, fever, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, cough, fatigue and sore throat. If you have these symptoms you should stay home and call your doctor. Not every illness is the flu, but it could be. You may have something else altogether. No matter what you have, it is important to get well. Take care of yourself and hopefully you will be back up and running in no time.