Doctors recommend preparing for flu season

Fall is known to be flu season and doctors are recommending people to be prepare to avoid being caught by surprise.

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 6:10 PM
Updated: Oct 23, 2017 6:10 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Fall is known to be flu season and doctors are recommending people to be prepare to avoid being caught by surprise.

Chelsea Slones is a physician assistant at Eugene Urgent care. She said the first confirmed Flu case of the year happened in September. She said the number of cases has not been as high as previous years, but that does not mean people should let their guard down.

Symptoms for the flu are more severe than that of  a cold, according to Slones. They usually include an achy body, high fever, cough, congestion, and dehydration.

She said catching the flu is something people should take very seriously. "I think it's very important for people that work with others that they help prevent the spread of the flu because it can be dangerous, " she said.

The flu is spread  by droplets when someone sneezes or coughs, according to Slones. She said it can also be spread through saliva, which includes sharing cups and a bag of chips.

Slones said people should visit a doctor if they think they have the flu because it take a few days for it to become effective.

 

 

 

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