Central Indiana flu concerns


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. THE NUMBER OF FLU VICTIMS SHOWING UP IN LOCAL HOSPITAL ER’S RECENTLY HIT A 10 YEAR HIGH. RICH VAN WYK SHARES HOW YOU CAN DECIDE WHERE AND WHEN TO TURN FOR HELP. :00 :29 1:14 THE FLU HAS KILLED 22 HOOSIERS SO FAR AND WE ARE STILL EARLY IN THE FLU SEASON ALMOST 6 OUT OF TEN OF PEOPLE COMING TO HOSPITAL ER’S WITH FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS ARE CHILDREN 4 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER. AS A PARENT HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHETHER TO TOUGH IT OUT AT HOME WITH OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES, CALL A DOCTOR OR HEAD TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. RILEY HOSPITAL ER DOCTOR BRIAN WAGERS SAYS TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS “… DR BRIAN WAGERS IT’S THE SIXTH SENSE OF THE PARENT. SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT. THIS IS ISN’T THE NORMAL RUN OF THE MILL RESPIRATORY VIRUS ….” PERSISTENT IRREGULAR BREATHING A TEMPERATURE OVER 100 DEGREES THAT LASTS 5 DAYS DEHYDRATION …NOT URINATING AT LEAST 3 TIMES A DAY OR … “… IF THEY ARE HAVING VOMITING THAT IS GREEN OR HAS BLOOD IN IT THAT IS ANOTHER REASON YOU SHOULD AND BE SEEN AT THAT POINT … ” ACCORDING TOE WAGERS THE BEST PRESCRIPTION IS PREVENTION … “… WE SAY IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO IS GET YOUR FLU VACCINATION. THEY ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY SO IT’S NOT TOO LATE. …” ONE PARENT WHOSE CHILD WAS GRAVELY ILL WITH THE FLU REPORTEDLY TOLD DOCTORS SHE HAD THE GIRL VACCINATED LAST MARCH AND THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD FOR A YEAR. NO THE VACCINATIONS ARE GOOD FOR A PARTICULAR FLU SEASON WHICH BEGINS IN THE FALL OF EVERY YEAR. YOU CAN STILL GET A FLU SHOT.. FROM THE MARION COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. WE’VE PUT A LINK TO THEIR SITE.. WHERE YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.. WITH OUR STORY ON W-T-H-R DOT COM.

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