The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (the CDC) report that the
predominant virus causing the nationwide flu
outbreaks is influenza A (H3N2), followed by
influenza B viruses. The CDC also released a
new study Jan. 11, in its journal Morbidity
and Mortality Weekly Report, that found that
this year's flu vaccine is about 62%
effective in combating this year's flu
Forty-seven (47) states have
reported widespread flu cases, with an
estimated 13.3 per 100,000 people
hospitalized with the flu. Prescription
drugs, such as Tamiflu (generic name
oseltamivir) and Relenza (generic name
zanamivir) are usually prescribed for the
flu, with treatment prescribed for about
five days. Other over-the-counter
medicines can reduce symptoms and shorten
the time people are sick by one to two days,
in addition to helping prevent more serious
flu complications like pneumonia.
Flu season typically peaks during January
and February according to the U.S.
government's Department of Health and Human
Services. Now's the time to
boost your immune system to optimum levels
to fight colds and flu, speed up
recovery and easing symptoms.
the main reasons many people get winter
colds and flu:
1) We're indoors with other people while
windows and doors are tightly closed.
2) The viruses causing most respiratory
infections are continually mutating. Our
immune systems have difficulty responding to
these ever-changing germs.
3) Viruses typically survive on non-porous
surfaces for hours. For example, If you
turn a door handle recently touched by a
sick person, then inadvertently lift your
hand to your nose, you've infected yourself.
4) Respiratory viruses, especially
Influenza, become airborne when someone
coughs. You only need to inhale a very small
amount of the airborn virus to
become sick. Common symptoms include runny
nose, sneezing, sore throat
and cough, though they are usually mild and
gone within a week.
However, Flu (Influenza) is not as common as
colds. The two main types of Influenza
viruses "A " and "B" cause most cases of the
flu. The Influenza viruses spread in
the air and direct contact. Flu symptoms are
usually debilitating, characterized by
sudden onset of chills, fever and muscle
Keep Drinking Warm
Liquids Including Herbal Teas and Soup
When you come down with a cold or the flu,
your respiratory system works hard
to expel the invading viruses via mucus.
Rather than drying those mucus secretions
with OTC antihistamines, it's better to
accelerate the healing process by thinning
them and making it easier to expel them. The
best way to thin mucus secretions
is to add water to your system by drinking
warm liquids, especially herbal teas and
clear soup broth.
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the flu with more
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uses, Royal Oil of Oregano™ may be the
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attack of the flu.
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you haven't been able to shake, it's
possible that you have some form of
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