The Basics: Spotting The Flu

With the 2010-2011 flu season underway and a rush to get vaccinated, it’s important to know some basic information about the flu, one of the most common illnesses Americans face every year.

The flu is a very contagious respiratory illness caused by many different influenza viruses. The influenza virus can be passed on from one person to another in a number of ways, including simple hand-to-hand contact. This makes the influenza virus a very serious threat to your health and well being!

In the 2009-2010 flu season, many people were worried about the H1N1 virus, a deadly influenza virus that caused the first worldwide flu pandemic in over 40 years. With such health threats, it’s more important than ever to purchase your flu vaccine for the 2010-2011 influenza season.

While having a cold is unfortunate, getting the flu often intensifies feelings of being sick. When infected with the flu virus, symptoms include fever, headache, chills, nausea, a bad cough and extreme tiredness. With such unfortunate symptoms, it’s best to get vaccinated before ever having to deal with the influenza virus.

Every year, roughly 200,000 Americans get the flu, and approximately 36,000 die from it every year. Do your part in getting yourself and loved ones vaccinated this 2010-2011 flu season.

Express Medical Supplies offers the best in influenza vaccinations to help protect yourself against the influenza virus. Get vaccinated now before it’s too late!

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