Flu Season 2020
No one ever wants to get the Flu, but it is especially important for us to do everything we can to avoid it this flu season. The Flu is a respiratory illness that is cause by the influenza virus and it infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. The infection that the virus causes can be mild to severe and sometimes lead to death. Some of the symptoms of the flu are coughing, runny nose, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and body aches. This virus is also contagious and is usually spread by infected respiratory droplets that are inhaled by a healthy person. It is not as likely, but the virus can also be spread from objects that are contaminated.
The symptoms of the flu and the way it spreads are very similar to the COVID-19 virus that has been plaguing the world since January. The combination of these two viruses circulating at the same time could be disastrous. The healthcare system has already been strained with meeting the need of those who have been infected with the COVID-19 virus. The possible additional influx of sick people, due to the flu virus could make it increasingly challenging for people to get the care they need. It is important that we take as many precautions as possible to prevent the spread of the flu, especially this year.
We are already taking a lot of the precautions needed to slow/stop the spread of the flu virus, such as wearing masks, washing our hands frequently, not touching our faces, disinfecting frequently touched objects, and staying home if we are sick. There is another way that we can protect ourselves and community from the flu by getting the flu shot! It is advised that every person 6 months or older get the shot every flu season, as it can prevent contraction of the virus or lessen the effect of the symptoms.
If you are feeling sick or having flu like symptoms come into ERgent Med! Our wait times are shorter, and our prices are affordable. We also have rapid flu and Covid-19 tests that will help us create a plan of care as efficiently as possible.
It is our job to keep our community healthy, and we take that job very seriously!
Learn More about Flu Season 2020: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm