It's flu season! 2018's flu season has arrived like a lion on the prey. Flu cases are up 66% this year. This is serious, and serious steps must be taken to avoid the harmful effects of the flu, including death.
The Washington Post recently published an article details about the unique features of this year's flu. You can read more about this year's flu here. The article explains: "The flu activity indicators are notable for the sheer volume and intensity of flu that is taking place in most of the country at the same time."
Here are some tips to help you avoid getting the flu.
- Wash your hands. Proper hand washing by the CDC is described here.
- Disinfect your phone.
- Disinfect your remote control in your home. Many hands, both sick and well, touch it.
- If a member of your family has been sick and snuggling with a blanket, pillow or stuffed animal, wash them.
- Keep toothbrushes apart.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Take your shoes off before entering your house.
- Disinfect doorknobs, light switches and anything else touched frequently during the day.
- Do not put your backpack or purse on your table or any surface where food is consumed or prepared.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle of plenty of sleep, nutritious diet, drinking plenty of liquids and remaining physically active.
Dr. Corrielus at Corrielus Cardiology would like to remind you to take steps to avoid getting the nasty flu this winter. Call our office today to discover other ways you can maintain a healthy heart and life.
Posted on behalf of Corrielus Cardiology