Containing the spread of the flu


INDIANA IS NO EXCEPTION. HERE IS THE LATEST MAP FROM THE CDC—THE RED REPRESENTS THE MOST WIDE SPREAD ACTIVITY. INDIANA…ONE STEP BELOW THAT IN ORANGE. NEW DATA WILL COME OUT FRIDAY. SO FAR 9 ADULTS HAVE DIED ON THE FLU IN INDIANA THIS FLU SEASON. THE KEY TO CONTAINING THE SPREAD IS GETTING THE VACCINE…IT’S – NOT- TOO LATE. ALSO…DON’T DELAY. ADD START TREATMENT WITHIN THE FIRST 36 HOURS OF ADD SYMPTOMS INCLUDING A RUNNING NOSE, HIGH FIVER, BODY ACHES AND A COUGH THAT WON’T STOP. ” 12:07:36 DR STEVE SAMUELS: SEEING A LOT OF FLU AND THIS YEAR WE ARE SEEING MORE INFLUENZA B THAN INFLUENZA A. THE STRAIN CALLED B VICTORIA WHICH WAS COVERED IN THE VACCINE IS THE MOST FREQUENT STRAIN WE ARE SEEING FOLLOWED BY H1N1 WHICH IS AN INFLUENZA A STRAIN :48 12:10:10 WE ARE SCREENING ANYONE THAT COMES IN WITH THE APPROPRIATE SYMPTOMS WITH THE NASAL SWAB WE KNOW WITHIN 30 MINUTES WHETHER YOU HAVE IT AND WE CAN CALL THE MEDICATION TAMIFLU IN 12:10:15 .”>TAKING TAMIFLU FOR 5 DAYS…WILL LOVER THE SEVERITY AND DURATION. THERE IS A NEW ONE- DOSE TREATMENT YOU COULD TAKE AS WELL…ALSO MARKETED BY ROCHE…CALLED XOFLUZA . DR. SAMUELS SAYS PATIENTS WITH THE FLU ARE CONTAGIOUS FOR A WEEK. SO PRACTICE GOOD HAND-WASHING AND STAY HOME TO PREVENT THE SPREAD.

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