MSDH reports first flu case of 2018-2019 season

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

Medical Monday: protect yourself against the flu

When it comes to the flu, prevention is better than treatment, and our more than 6,000 Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists stand ready to help people protect themselves from the flu this year, says Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy.

In a related announcement, during September 2018, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said on its website that they recommend that all women who are or might be pregnant during the influenza season receive an influenza vaccine.

In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding all North Dakotans of the importance of receiving the flu vaccine before the holidays. "They have to change the flu vaccine every year because the virus mutates".

Some of the symptoms of the flu include a high fever, fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, and more.

The flu spreads from an infected person through coughing or sneezing.

INDIANAPOLIS-The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is encouraging anyone who hasn't already gotten a flu shot to do so immediately.

According to the American Lung Association, the influenza or flu is not just a bad cold, but a serious and contagious respiratory illness, and can be fatal. Doctors tell News 25 it takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to take effect, so now would be a good time to get your flu shot. It may take about 1 to 4 days after being exposed to the virus for symptoms to develop. There were more than 79,000 people hospitalized and illnesses hit record highs. These remedies can help you recover quicker, and can potentially prevent you from being hospitalized with flu complications. When you get a flu shot, youre not only protecting yourself, youre also helping to protect the others around you from getting the flu.

Kaiser Permanente reported 10 percent of influenza samples tested positive last week for the flu.

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