Wednesday , December 6 2023

Flu immunization campaign

Everyone can obtain a free flu shot at A.M. Edwards Medical Centre, Saba Health Care Foundation announced at the beginning of a new influenza immunization campaign. Flu symptoms may appear from one to seven days from infection. The most common symptoms are related to the respiratory apparatus. It spreads easily and takes communities by surprise.

A Health Care Foundation message noted that people sometimes confuse colds and flu, because of similar symptoms. While most people get a cold several times a year, flu is not as commonly acquired. While some types of flu are season specific, other types can appear at any time. The announcement informed that most people catch flu through the small droplets they breathe in from coughs or sneezes of someone already affected. It also spreads through touching surfaces where the virus exists and then touching one’s mouth nose or eyes.

Source: “The Daily Herald” 2012-10-06

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