Fighting Flu Season
With some experts predicting as many as half of all Americans could become sick with swine flu this fall and winter- it’s more important than ever for all of us to take preventative steps. School aged children are among those in the high risk group – and also more likely to get sick because they spend most of their day in confined space. It is more important than ever to teach children what they can do to prevent getting the virus.
Alex Kitzis, M.D., Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, had the following advice and says it all comes down to good hygiene.
Hand washing is the very best thing we all can do to help prevent spreading viruses
What are the signs someone might have H1N1 or another virus?
If someone has these serious symptoms- should they call their doctor, make an appointment. If you think you have the flu- you should not just “show up” at your doctor’s office.
Serious swine flu symptoms that require immediate medical attention
How does swine flu spread?
How long is someone contagious – if they do get swine flu?