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Extreme Influenza Action Inwards The Us

A friend of mine came downwards amongst a nasty influenza recently.  I checked Google Flu Trends, too establish that influenza activeness is currently at "intense" levels throughout the US.  This is the highest influenza activeness Google Flu Trends has recorded inward the final half dozen years (image from Google Flu Trends 1/3/12).

Every dry reason except Connecticut has influenza activeness of "high" to "intense".  

Now is the fourth dimension to hold upward vigilant close influenza prevention.  Vaccination may hold upward an option, though vaccines don't run effective for merely about ii weeks later administration.  Other prevention strategies include:
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes too mouth
  • Avoid contact amongst ill people
  • Get sufficient, high character sleep
  • Manage stress effectively
  • Keep diet character high
And if you lot are infected, remain home, brand certain to coughing too sneeze into your sleeve or a handkerchief, too launder your hands oft to avoid infecting others.

You tin notice to a greater extent than influenza prevention data at the next U.S.A. Centers for Disease Control website:

CDC Says "Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu

Chris Kresser likewise of late discussed influenza vaccines too influenza prevention here.



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