Thursday, January 10, 2013
Here's where to get an influenza vaccine, how to recognize symptoms and what to know about treatment if you get sick.
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Thursday, January 10
Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in the Tampa Bay area than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. Overall in Florida, activity is considered high now, while it was considered moderate at this time in 2011, according to Flu Trends. If you're considering getting a flu shot, you can stop by Urgent Care Center in Riverview, Care Plus Walk-In Clinics in Brandon, Walgreens in FishHawk Ranch, Valrico or Riverview, CVS in Valrico or Riverview, Publix in FishHawk Ranch, Riverview and Brandon or Super Target in Riverview. For more locations, click here. According to this week's CDC Flu activity report, influenza levels are on the increase across the country. Five …
Beware: this flu's no walk in the park.
What can I say? I've been busy. And, amidst work, the hustle and bustle of the holidays, winter break and the usual day-to-day preoccupations, I simply forgot to get my annual flu shot. Now I'm feeling the wrath of the microscopic-but-mighty bug that's now sweeping the nation. Widespread flu activity has been reported in 41 states including Florida. And my household is no exception. It began with fatigue. I put it down to too much activity over the holidays and not enough rest. Soon the fatigue was accompanied by body aches, a runny nose and headaches. I knew I was in trouble when I awoke in the middle of the night with chills, a fever and nausea. By the following morning, those symptoms were accompanied by a sore throat and cough. Yep, I …
The American Red Cross is urging folks to get their flu shot as soon as possible.
Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross is urging Tarpon Springs residents who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now. The widespread flu activity has been reported in 41 states with Florida making the list. Find out where you can receive a flu shot near your home in Bloomindale or Riverivew. The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States. Tips to help prevent the flu: The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting someone …