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Flu Testing And Treatment
The FluMillions of people in the United States get the Flu each year. Most get better within a week or two. But thousands become sick for a longer period of time. About 36,000 people die each year of problems from the flu. People of all ages are susceptible to having serious complications from flu. Those at higher risk are people over the age of 50 and children between 6 months and 2 years. Also women more than 3 months pregnant during the flu season are considered high risk. Don't wait until it's too late, visit your nearest NextCare Urgent Care today to get Flu Testing And Treatment.
Causes Of The FluMost people catch the flu when they breathe in tiny droplets from coughs or sneezes of someone who has the flu. It is also spread when you touch something with the virus on it, then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes. Symptoms appear 1 - 7 days later (usually within 2 - 3 days). The flu spreads quickly and easily. It often strikes a community all at once. Students or workers become sick within 2 or 3 weeks of the flu's arrival in a school or workplace.
Why go to the nearest NextCare Urgent Care:Seeking professional help is highly recommended in any way possible to help fight the flu virus. Visiting our NextCare Urgent Care couldn’t be easier. You never need to make an appointment and when you use WAHOO® (Wait At Home Or Office), our online Check-In, we'll call you when your exam room is ready. Affordable, Prompt, Easy, and Friendly Process.
Why get vaccinated against influenza (flu)?Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious complications, hospitalization, or even death. Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against influenza. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu and spread it to family and friends. Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread. Getting vaccinated against the flu every season protects against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness this season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine as the first and most important step in preventing flu.
Who is at risk for the flu?On average, 1 out of every 5 Americans suffer from the flu every year. This includes everyone from the elderly to adults and children. Anyone can get the flu and the best way to prevent influenza is with an annual flu shot. Receiving your annual flu shot will greatly reduce your risk of contracting the virus this flu season. It takes about 2 weeks for an adult to develop antibodies against the flu, and flu activity typically peaks in January and February.