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Wes Studi: Seasonal Flu

September 15, 2019


[ Speaking Cherokee ] Each year, more than 200,000 people
are hospitalized with flu, and about 36,000 people die. Like all Americans, native
peoples and tribal communities need to protect themselves. Flu spreads mainly
from person-to-person through coughing or sneezing. People can also get infected by touching something
with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth
or nose. Most people with the flu
have mild symptoms, but pregnant women,
young children, the elderly, and people with illnesses
like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease are more likely to suffer
from serious complications. Protect yourself, your family,
and your community from the flu. Get vaccinated every year. Cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands often, and if you’re sick, stay home. Protect the circle of life. Know the facts
about the flu. [ Speaking Cherokee ]

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