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Sure I can help and I do know answer, but I suggest that you try and find it yourself rather than getting the answer from someone.  Just put...
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Most flu symptoms gradually improve over two to five days, but it's not uncommon to feel run down for a week or more.
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THe CDC says 'Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick...
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The best ways to avoid the flu are to get the flu vaccine. The flu can be very serious and cause hospitalization. The flu season is October to May...
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Because people with the flu are contagious while they are ill and that they tend to be most contagious while they have a fever, CDC advises people...
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No, it is not normal. Influenza (assuming your diagnosis was correct) only lasts a week if you don't treat it; a few days less if you take...
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The seasonal flu vaccine is about 80% effective in preventing flu. It takes about two weeks for the body to become protected after getting the...
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Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the...
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the flu jab lasts only one flu season, as the influenza virus mutates so often a new flu jab is introduced every year.
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In the United States, the flu season usually occurs from about November until April. Officials have decided each new flu season will start on Oct. 4...
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Flu vaccines are routinely available for seasonal influenza, but these vaccines are not likely to be protective against flu caused by the H1N1...
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How do you know you had the "flu"? Unless you had a nasal swab to confirm the diagnosis of Type A or Type B influenza (the flu), then...
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Read the Vaccine Information Statement available from your health care provider before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, consult...
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Antiviral drugs are prescription drugs that may help prevent flu complications or make flu shorter and less severe.The CDC recommends the antiviral...
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The flu vaccine is safe and recommended for breastfeeding moms. The vaccine is not passed through to the baby and therefore no direct flu immunity is...