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* Be alert for flu symptoms, which tend to have an abrupt onset and include fever, aching muscles, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
This year South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched a fun campaign to try and get the message across to staff and no doubt all you Twitter and Facebook fans out there will have already spotted our Fight Flu Invaders posts on social media!
In addition, the FDA recently accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for XOFLUZA as a one-dose oral treatment for people at high risk of complications from the flu. The FDA is expected to decide on whether to approve this additional indication by November 4, 2019.
Cold and flu are viral infections that have similar modes of transmission, but their causative viruses are different.
'Ang nakakatakot lang kasi na gusto nating ma-prevent yung mga flu na nagkakaroon ng complication.
In addition, flu vaccination lessens work absenteeism due to illness by 36 percent, decreases physicians' visit for upper respiratory illness by 34 percent to 44 percent, and reduces flu-like illnesses by 25 percent.
Each year as the flu season approaches, doctors hear the same myths from patients.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older.
Alliance members can get a free flu vaccine at nearly all pharmacy locations in the Alliance service area.
And while the peak flu season doesn't usually begin until December, now is the best time to get vaccinated, as it takes between 10-14 days for the immune system to respond fully.