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Jan 24, 2013 - Cures    No Comments

Flu Shots: Pros & Cons About the Flu Vaccine

fluThis flu season had an early kick-off this year, and experts are speculating that it is going to be a bad one. Influenza is a type of illness, which affects the respiratory system and is highly contagious. The flu virus is spread through the moisture made when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or just talks. When these droplets of moisture are expelled into the air, they can land on nearby people and infect them, or onto to surfaces; the flu virus can live on hard surfaces for up to 8 hours. Every year a newly formulated vaccine becomes available to the general population – the flu vaccine is reconstructed frequently to combat current strains.
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Dec 6, 2012 - Cures, Symptoms    No Comments

What is Really True About the Flu?

Girl with the flu blowing her noseThe flu, or influenza is a virus of the respiratory system that can range from being very mild to becoming very dangerous; flu outbreaks can be extremely hazardous, and even deadly for high-risk groups. Once you have contracted the flu virus, or have identified someone else who has it, appropriate action can reduce the risk to others.

The flu can spread very rapidly from person to person and can be prevented if an infected person is isolated. A major problem is, many people are not sure what the flu actually is and how it spreads. The media has a way of using flu outbreaks to boost ratings, and people either become desensitized and stop taking preventative measures altogether, or they overact and miss important information. Understanding what’s really true about the flu can help save lives and stop outbreaks. Read more »

Sep 16, 2012 - Cures, Symptoms    No Comments

Preventing The Flu and Flu Symptoms

sick guy with tampon in noseAccording to the CDC you can prevent getting the flu by getting a flu shot. Be preventive and carry tissue for coughs, sneezing and runny nose. Wash your  hands a lot through out the day. Avoid close contact with sick people. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth before you wash your hands.

If you do get the flu stay home at least 24 hours until your fever is gone so you do not infect other people unless you need to get medical help and your doctor can give you antiviral drugs to treat the flu. Read more »

Jul 3, 2011 - Flu Strains    No Comments

What is the Spanish Flu?

Flu TeamThe Spanish flu was around from 1918 until the end of 1920. This flu was very deadly it was even said to have killed millions of people worldwide. Some people consider the Spanish flu to be one of the deadliest natural disasters that has ever occurred. Compared to other flu’s that have come about none of them can compare to the Spanish flu by a long shot.

To this day no one knows where the Spanish flu originated from. Some people say it started in Far East while others say it originated in the United States; Kansas to be exact. Then there are still others who believe that it actually began in Austria back in 1917. Read more »

Mar 29, 2011 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

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