So far this year rates of flu virus have almost doubled from what they were during the same time last year.
Most people will recover from the flu, however young children and older adults may be seriously affected. Symptoms can include feeling shivery with fever 🤒, headache 🤕, muscle aches, sore throat, sneezing 🤧, tiredness and a dry cough. If you are concerned about these symptoms or they worsen it is important to seek medical advice immediately.
There are some easy steps to avoid getting the flu, from the flu vaccination, to covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, washing your hands regularly particularly after being in communal areas like the toilet, cleaning surfaces regularly at home and avoiding close contact with others when you’re not feeling well.
So with the school holidays about to kick off are you protected from the flu? 😷
LEST WE FORGET 🇦🇺🇳🇿 Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
On this day traditional Anzac biscuits are eaten. Make sure you don’t eat too many 😃
For more health tips and advice pop by and see me in clinic.