Flu Season is Here Again

sick_in_bedFlu season is upon us once again.  Do yourself and those around you a favor and don’t push it if you get sick.  The world won’t stop spinning if you take a day or two and stay in bed.  I’m hearing this season has started early and is pretty intense so far.

As you may have heard, this year’s flu vaccine didn’t exactly cover all the strains they thought would be floating around this season.  That’s making things just a tad worse.

You can check out more information on the flu situation by going to: Google Flu Trends.
You can also use the chart below to see how intense the flu is in your area of the country.

Remember, if you come down with the flu:  Drink lots of fluids…coffee and beer don’t count as fluids.  Get lots of rest… at least eight hours or more of actual sleep.  Take medications to treat the symptoms… antibiotics don’t work on viruses.

Try not to infect those around you:  Cough into your elbow.  Sneeze into a Kleenex.  Wash your hands often and/or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

And keep repeating to yourself this mantra:  “This too shall pass.”


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