2018-02-15 / News

The flu is tricky – be careful



Cindy Piela (left) of Fievet Pharmacy in Washington cautioned members of the Washington Rotary Club about the dangers of the flu especially right now in the middle of the flu season. And of all the strains of flu, H3N2 is the nastiest, she said, and is responsible for the most infections, the most hospitalizations, the most doctor visits, and the most deaths. The flu spreads mainly by droplets when people sneeze, cough, or talk within six feet of another person, but it can also be spread by touch. A person can be contagious one day before experiencing any symptoms, she said. Peila also advised that there is still time to be vaccinated and that the vaccines can not cause the flu. “Stay at home until it has been at least 24 hours since you’ve had a fever without taking any fever-reducing medication,” she said. Jerry Stover (right) welcomed her and her husband, Don, a pharmacist in Elberton, to the meeting. Cindy Piela (left) of Fievet Pharmacy in Washington cautioned members of the Washington Rotary Club about the dangers of the flu especially right now in the middle of the flu season. And of all the strains of flu, H3N2 is the nastiest, she said, and is responsible for the most infections, the most hospitalizations, the most doctor visits, and the most deaths. The flu spreads mainly by droplets when people sneeze, cough, or talk within six feet of another person, but it can also be spread by touch. A person can be contagious one day before experiencing any symptoms, she said. Peila also advised that there is still time to be vaccinated and that the vaccines can not cause the flu. “Stay at home until it has been at least 24 hours since you’ve had a fever without taking any fever-reducing medication,” she said. Jerry Stover (right) welcomed her and her husband, Don, a pharmacist in Elberton, to the meeting.

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