2014 Flu Prevention Plan: Wash Your Hands, Get a Flu Shot

Monday, October 27, 2014

Staying healthy through the annual influenza season can be tough, but with advice from Infectious Disease Specialist David Hyun, MD, you and your family can make it through.

The flu, or influenza virus, plagues us each year and some children can become seriously ill. Flu season starts in the fall and ends in the spring. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics influenza viruses cause respiratory illnesses that can last a week or longer. Symptoms include:
  • A sudden fever (usually above 101°F or 38.3°C)
  • Chills and body shakes
  • Headache, body aches, and being a lot more tired than usual
  • Sore throat
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Stuffy, runny nose
  • Some also experience vomiting and diarrhea

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