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The 2018-2019 influenza season may vary until May

The influenza season is here – and it is far from it. Influenza activity is high in Georgia and 29 other states, according to Centers Disease Control and Prevention. Here are six things you need to know about this year's flu: Flu activity is still high in Georgia. After a new nail, influenza activity in Georgia has decreased but remains high. After the flu, interest rates rose sharply before Christmas, they fell and then began to rise again in recent weeks. Since the influenza season began in early October, the disease has killed 15 people in Georgia – 14 adults and one child. And there have been 1 ,147 hospital stays in the Atlanta subway due to flu symptoms. Yet this season is shaping up to be much milder than last year. The 2018-2019 influenza season shapes up to a relatively mild season. Georgia's 2017-18 difficult flu season required at least 154 lives across the country and led to more than 3,000 hospital stays in the Atlanta subway. Local health officials called it the worst outbreak of decades. Set time to get the flu foot. Influenza activity tends to peak between December and February but may be as late as May. Although an influenza vaccine does not completely protect you or your family from getting the flu, people who get flu shots tend to experience fewer days of symptoms, less severe symptoms and are less likely to need care. A circulating strain cannot show all symptoms. A strain of the…

The influenza season is here – and it is far from it. Influenza activity is high in Georgia and 29 other states, according to Centers Disease Control and Prevention. Here are six things you need to know about this year’s flu:

Flu activity is still high in Georgia. After a new nail, influenza activity in Georgia has decreased but remains high. After the flu, interest rates rose sharply before Christmas, they fell and then began to rise again in recent weeks. Since the influenza season began in early October, the disease has killed 15 people in Georgia – 14 adults and one child. And there have been 1

,147 hospital stays in the Atlanta subway due to flu symptoms.

Yet this season is shaping up to be much milder than last year. The 2018-2019 influenza season shapes up to a relatively mild season. Georgia’s 2017-18 difficult flu season required at least 154 lives across the country and led to more than 3,000 hospital stays in the Atlanta subway. Local health officials called it the worst outbreak of decades.

Set time to get the flu foot. Influenza activity tends to peak between December and February but may be as late as May. Although an influenza vaccine does not completely protect you or your family from getting the flu, people who get flu shots tend to experience fewer days of symptoms, less severe symptoms and are less likely to need care.

A circulating strain cannot show all symptoms. A strain of the flu that circulates may be more difficult to diagnose. Some patients test positive for the strain with only fever and no other symptoms, which can make a diagnosis more challenging. Doctors say a fever should not be taken lightly. The CDC recommends that anyone with a fever should stay at home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone (in addition to receiving care or other necessities). The fever should be gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing drugs such as Tylenol.

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People should always exercise good health hygiene, but it is especially important now with the flu that goes around . Hand hygiene should be practiced by everyone. Wash your hands and your children‘s hands, often, especially after coughing or sneezing. You can also use an alcohol-based sanitizer to keep your hands clean. Cover your cough and sneeze with the inside of your elbow or tissue then discarded.

Taking care of yourself can help ward off illness. To help your immune system be good enough to fight the flu and other bacteria, eat a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise.

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