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|With the change in weather comes the increase chances of the Flu.
Extra precautions can help eliminate the chances of consuming the flu.
According to MS Department of Public Health https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,199.html?phr=Flu below is a three way plan for flu prevention.
1. Get a seasonal flu vaccination. Flu vaccination not only helps prevent the spread of flu, it saves lives. Last flu season, an estimated 80,000 adults nationwide died from the flu, and more than 180 children – including three from Mississippi. Flu vaccination can keep you healthy, reduce the severity of illness, and lower your risk of flu-related hospitalization and death. Remember: Infants younger than six months of age aren’t protected by flu vaccination. You’re helping protect the very young when you’re vaccinated against flu.
2. Practice protective hygiene.
3. Take antiviral medications to treat your flu if your doctor prescribes them. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder, and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications, especially if you take them as soon as possible after symptoms appear. Antiviral drugs can help you recover from illness, but they can’t prevent the flu. Flu vaccination has proven to be the best way to prevent the flu.