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With flu season here, Stanford doctor talks about new strain

Original post made on Jan 15, 2015

It's that time again when many Americans are ringing in the new year with a fever, sniffles and extreme fatigue – otherwise known as the flu.

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Posted by ptowngal
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Some people don't believe in taking medications or doing any kind of preventative health care like flu shots or any kind of shots for that matter. I don't know where this mindset originated but it's wrong to omit the things in life that would keep them healthy and prevent sickness. Some diseases that have been eradicated by vaccines are polio, smallpox, yellow fever, malaria, measles, mumps, rubella. The list goes on and on..... Get your flu shots people... It just may save your life.

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm

I agree. In terms of public health if more people get the flu shot then there are less people walking around infecting others and spreading the problem

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

I agree, get your flu shot.
One problem with this years influenza outbreak is that it does not protect one from the H3N2 influenza going around.

My wife is a provider and she contracted the H3N2 and brought it home. twenty-four hours after she complained of being ill, I begin to experience the same symptoms. My wife used face mask, gloves and gown when in the clinics and nursing homes.

I can tell you from experience the older you are the greater the H3N2 impacts your body. Seniors should get to the doctor immediately or emergency room if they begin to experience flu like symptoms.

Tamiflu may provide some relief. It is available through prescription.

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

Do illegal aliens get flu shots!!?

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

To Citizen, come on now, don't you know that "illegal alien" has been stricken from the English language, just like other words such as "degenerate" and "pervert"
Time to get with the program my friend

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