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Flu Q & A with Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Obiefuna Okoye


Q. Is the flu vaccine safe and does it work?
A. Yes, very safe and still the best way to protect from getting sick from the flu.

Q. Why does the flu seem so severe this year?
A. The CDC has reported that this is a result of the predominant type of influenza virus circulating this year.

 

Q. What are the first steps to take if you think you have the flu?
A. Call your healthcare provider.

Q. Are there certain things we can do to make the flu less severe?
A. Get the flu shot, wash hands, avoid contact with sick people, avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose, stay home if ill, and cover your mouth and nose when sneezing.

Q. What symptoms should prompt medical care?
A. Seek prompt medical care if you have any of these symptoms: confusion, high fever, chest pain, purplish or blue lips, yellow skin, decreased urination, or kids with no tears while crying.

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 January 2018 09:04 )  


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