Flu Season Peaks

Flu Season Peaks


((NICK)) JUST AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON ARRIVES… THE C-D-C SAYS FLU SEASON HAS, TOO. IN TONIGHT’S HEALTHBEAT, 38 STATES ARE ALREADY REPORTING FLU ACTIVITY. EXPERTS SAY ITS NOT TOO LATE TO BE PREPARED AND NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. TAKING PROPER PRECAUTIONS IS ABOUT MORE THAN KEEPING YOURSELF SAFE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE HOLIDAYS WHEN WE’RE MOVING ABOUT VISITNG FRIENDS AND FAMILY. PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK FROM THE FLU INCLUDE THOSE WITH COMPROMISED LUNGS AND PEOPLE FROM BOTH ENDS OF THE AGE SPECTRUM. Dr. Richard Webby/ Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:”There’s still plenty of time to get vaccinated and for your body to build up immunity before the season goes into top gear.”Dr. Richard Webby/ Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital”The elderly in the community whose immune symptoms arent as robust as they used to be// Very Young children whose immune system havent built up immunity to the flu yet are also susceptible.” BESIDES GETTING THE FLU SHOT… THERE ARE OTHER SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU. WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE WHEN YOU COUGH, OR SNEEZE AND STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL. ((NICK)) BLACK FRIDAY HAS HISTORICALLY TAKEN AIM AT BIG

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