5 Precautionary Tips to Prevent the Deadly Flu

The flu this season has been severe for people age 65 years and older, with very high hospitalization rates being recorded. Here are some useful tips and preventive measures which will help you to safeguard yourself and your family: 1. Wash your hands 2. Keep hands away from face 3. Maintain a distance from flu-infected people 4. Get the flu shot 5. Use air purifier.

Senior Citizens Worst Affected by the Flu

A report in USA Today, quoting federal health officials said, “Senior citizens in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and hospitals across the country are being slammed with the flu this year thanks in part to a vaccine that failed to offer strong protection from the virus and a strain that’s particularly bad for the young and the old.”

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This Year’s Flu Season can be Worse, warns CDC Director

Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year, says the CDC. “One thing to understand about flu, always, is that it is unpredictable. Every season is different, with different flu viruses spreading and causing illness,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.