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Flu activity increasing in Ohio

October 10, 2019


FROM THE STATION THAT IS LOCAL FOR YOU, NBC4 AT 5:30 STARTS A RUNNY NOSE…SORE THROAT AND A FEVER—IF YOU CAN CHECK ALL OF THOSE BOXES…YOU MIGHT HAVE THE FLU…. MARK: ADD IN SOME STIFFNESS–IT’S TIME FOR SOME DAYS OFF… THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US AT 5:30…I’M MARK TAYLOR…. AND I’M DARLENE HILL. WHILE MORE PEOPLE GOT THE FLU SHOT THIS SEASON—EXPERTS SAY THE CURRENT VACCINE WILL PROTECT YOU FROM H1N1 AND NOT THIS STRAIN OUT THERE NOW—THAT’S KNOCKING PEOPLE OUT…. DR. BRUCE JONES/ OHIO HEALTH DOCTOR’S HOSPITAL “THE KICKER IS IT STARTS PRETTY QUICKLY–THEY’LL GO FROM HAVING NO SYMPTOMS TO WITHIN 4,5 OR 6 HOURS—REALLY BAD FEVER AND PREVENTION SAYS THE NEW STRAIN IS H3N2—IT’S SO BAD—EXPERTS SAY—MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK AND IT COULD EXTEND THE FLU SEASON INTO THE NEXT SEASON—WHEN FLOWERS START BLOOMING… “ITS A BAD STRAIN–THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A GOOD STRAIN THAT’S AN OXYMORON—THERE’S NO EASY FLU FOR MOST PEOPLE. IF YOU GET IT—IT’S ROUGH…TYPICALLY 5 6 7 DAYS…. BUT DOCTOR BRUCE JONES AT OHIO HEALTH DOCTOR’S HOSPITAL WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN—THE COMMON COLD—THE FLU AND THE STOMACH FLU BECAUSE THE PAIN MAY BE VERY SIMILAR…. THE COLD IS EASILY TREATED WITH REST AND FLUIDS…THE STOMACH CARRIES A FEVER–TIREDNESS VOMITING AND DIARRHEA…. THE FLU DOCTOR JONES HIGHLY RECOMMENDS —GETTING A SHOT—YOU MAY STILL VOMITING ILLNESS OR THE FLU—JUST WASH YOUR HANDS LIKE CRAZY AND STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE. YOU HEARD DOCTOR JONES—WASH YOUR HANDS…AND IF YOU DIDN’T GET A FLU SHOT—THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF LOCATIONS AROUND

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