Flu season is in full swing across the nation, including right here in Colorado Springs.
From 2016 to this year, there has been a 340% increase in the number of confirmed flu cases at La Esperanza.
Peak flu season in the U.S.is typically around February.
"Continue spreading holiday cheer and not the flu", said Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH, interim health officer for Los Angeles County. "All those preventative things you just don't think about", he said.
While parents will be sending their children back to school this week, medical experts say there are precautions that can be taken to protect oneself and others from flu.
"It's been disgusting, and my daughter was in the hospital a couple days ago for it".
A DNA vaccine could instruct a person's skin cells to generate antigens and induce antibodies and T cell responses to fight the flu, according to UW Medicine. When someone posts to Facebook that "they have the flu" and the posts are made publicly and with geolocation tags, that information is added to the Sick Weather data. Three such prescription medications are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and recommended this season: oseltamivir, available as Tamiflu or a generic; zanamivir (Relenza); and peramivir (Rapivab). Senate in both political parties say they've reached agreement on fixes to stabilize Obamacare just two weeks before Americans start signing up for 2018 coverage.
Franciscan Health Central Indiana is implementing a temporary visitation policy at their Indianapolis, Mooresville and Carmel Hospitals as well as Franciscan Surgery Center and the Franciscan Physician Networks practices beginning Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Here are some of the most recent epidemics.
Visitors with influenza-like illnesses, fever or cough.
No visitors except immediate family, partner or significant other.
"You get this and you should have immunity for many years against any kind of flu that comes about", she said. It's not too late.
Prevent the spread of germs; washing hands often with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, clean and disinfect objects.
Simple advice that some had to learn the hard way.