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The Flu Has Been Officially Deemed An Epidemic In The US—And The Prospects Look Grim

The Flu Has Been Officially Deemed An Epidemic In The US—And The Prospects Look Grim
4 months ago

 With the exception of Hawaii and the District of Columbia, the U.S. is experiencing an extreme  influenza outbreak. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the flu outbreak has already claimed over 100 lives. 

 The recovery time for the flu is usually a week or two but it can also lead to other health problems like a bacterial infection. This in turn can be mistaken for lingering symptoms of the flu which can manifest into pneumonia and hospitalization.

Vox tweeted a map of how widespread and server the flu is this year in the United States. 

https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/952801282544332800

Symptoms of the flu often mimic a cold. 

Doctors are sending reminders to get a flu shot. 

One Twitter user sent out a series of tweets offering home remedies that may help. Of course you should always seek and follow the advice of a trained physician. 

Stay healthy out there and if you feel your symptoms are getting worse, please seek medical attention.