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FLU Recommendations

The CDC is reporting that this year's flu season is one of the strongest since 2009 with 46 states reporting influenza activity.1 Influenza A (H3N2) has been the predominant virus for this season, but the vaccine effectiveness for this strain is only around 30% thus influenza antiviral medications may be of more importance this year.2

What is the Flu? 

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses.The flu can cause mild to severe symptoms and even lead to hospitalization or death.3

Possible symptoms may include4:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Aches 
  • Fatigue

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