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The latest #FluView shows influenza activity at the highest level it has been so far this season. #Flu activity is expected to remain elevated for several more weeks.
What can we do to protect our youngest from #flu?

Pediatrician, mom, and CDC #FluFighter @SeattleMamaDoc will take over our channel to talk children & flu. Tune in Feb. 27 @ 10:30 a.m. EST to join the conversation.
#FluFactFriday: Let’s test your knowledge! Getting vaccinated not only protects you but those around you.
Flu can be serious for children. Early vaccine effectiveness estimates show #flu vaccine can reduce a child's (6 months – 17 years) risk of flu illness by more than 60%.

It’s not too late to protect your child with a flu vaccine this #fluseasonsea
What can we do to protect our youngest from #flu?

Pediatrician, mom, and CDC #FluFighter @SeattleMamaDoc will take over our channel to talk children & flu. Tune in Feb. 27 @ 10:30 a.m. EST to join the conversation.
Q: Should I have my sick loved one stay in a different room?

A: It is a good idea for people who are sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, to stay away from others as much as possible and vice versa.
This #fluseason, laboratories have tested more than 30,000 flu viruses through Feb 2, 2019. To date, more than 97% tested positive for Influenza A. Get the latest flu information here:
CDC #flu activity summary reports adults 65 years and older have the highest flu hospitalization rate so far this season. If you are 65+ and become sick with flu symptoms, talk to your health care provider right away.
CDC estimates #flu has caused as many as 18 million illnesses so far this season. With weeks more of flu activity expected, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from this disease. Get your #fluvaccinevaccine today.

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Studies show #flu is associated with an increase in heart attacks and strokes. #AmericanHeartMonth

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#FluFactFriday : Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but are caused by different viruses. Telling the difference between them is difficult based on symptoms alone, but can be done by lab testing.
Flu activity is widespread in most of the U.S. It is not possible to say when #flu season will end, and significant flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks. Latest flu activity update:
#FluTip : Sick with#flu ? Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except if you need medical care.
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The #NewYear is here and so is #fluseason! Take 3 steps to #FightFlu.

1️⃣ Get your #flu vaccine! It's not too late. 👨‍⚕️
2️⃣ Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. 👐
3️⃣ Take antiviral drugs to treat flu, if prescribed to you. 💊
Today begins National Influenza Vaccination Week. This #NIVW we're highlighting how #fluvaccine is the most important step to #fightflu. Flu vaccination has been shown to prevent illness, hospitalizations & can even be life-saving for children. Learn more:
New CDC study shows last season’s #fluvaccines (2017-2018) prevented more than 7 million flu illnesses, 109,000 flu hospitalizations, 8,000 flu deaths. Protect yourself and your family with a flu vaccine:
Influenza A (H3N2)-predominant seasons are often associated with more severe illness, especially in people 65+ and young children. #Flu antiviral medications are the only drugs approved to treat flu infection.
#TBT : Before#1918Flu , life expectancy in the U.S. was 48.4 years for men and 54.0 years for women. The 1918 pandemic dropped the average U.S. life expectancy by about 12 years, to 36.6 years for men and 42.2 years for women.
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Is it a cold or #flu? Both are respiratory illnesses, but are caused by
different viruses that can be found by lab tests. Learn some of the differences
between cold and flu.
Did you know #flu is a respiratory disease, NOT a stomach or intestinal disease? More #Flu101:
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