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Children and Adults at Risk of Getting Flu

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Date: May 16th, 2017

Flu-related health issues cause families pain in the United States. Many people mourn their loved ones every year, with flue claiming almost 50,000 lives every 12 months. The effect of flu is shown to cut across board, that is, between adults and children. The lack of information is what affects many people, sometimes even ignoring a flu attack and only going to hospital when it is too late.

Measures to help reduce flu incidences

More people are visiting their sick ones in hospital. The situation gets worse as the number of those admitted increases. The condition is bad in states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, there is hope because something can be done to avert the crisis.

First, even if you do not have flu then consider being vaccinated for it. If you have a family, ensure everyone is vaccinated. Remember that children who are six months old and below are not vaccinated. This means the mother is responsible. The shot she gets takes care of her baby.

If you are unlucky and you contract flu perhaps because you were not vaccinated, visit the doctor immediately. Avoid over the counter drugs, even if they are the right ones for the flue. Get yourself checked up at the nearest hospital. This way, you get the right prescription. One of the common drugs you will take is called Tamiflu.

The reason why seeing a doctor is important is that, you may develop other flu-related illnesses such as pneumonia yet you think you only have flu. This is where doctors come in to take care of any complications resulting from the flu. If any of your family members is in critical condition, call the ambulance immediately to save his or her life. As CPR healthcare providers, ensure your staff is upto date with the latest CPR techniques to avoid losing lives.

Who are at risk?

There are categories of people who are at high risk of contracting flu. These include children under four years, the aged (50years and above), expectant women and those who are very ill. The immune systems of these people need to be good enough to withstand flu. This is because the stage of life in which they are is delicate. Therefore, they should get flu shots, to prevent complications and even death.

It is good that you research about flu and anything related to it such as cpr service providers. During emergencies, ensure that you get help from the certified layperson. There are many quacks in the health sector. Do not risk your life or that of your loved one by being ignorant. Know as much as you can about flu. With the amount of information available in different health channels today, there is no reason why you should succumb to flu. Information is power, so know everything there is to know about it.

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