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Transylvania Public Health Dept. Offers Prevention And Treatment Recommendations - Brevard, NC


Last updated 1/23/2019 at 4:13pm

Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu.

Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that can cause fever, headache, extreme tiredness and body aches lasting for a week or more. Flu is contagious, and complications can be serious, especially in young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions. Last season, nearly 49 million people got sick and almost 80,000 died from the flu.

As of the end of December, flu was widespread across the state and the nation. However, the flu numbers were lower than they were during the same week last year, and there have been fewer cases of flu reported in the western region than...

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