CDC reports indicate influenza activity is still going strong; Texas ranks the second highest in reported cases. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, experts ask you to do so… If you are amongst the many that fear getting the shot will give them the flu – they agree it is not the case. The flu vaccine is a dead-virus. It may take up to two weeks for the vaccine to kick in.
If you are exposed to the virus, experts say it may take up to a week for the flu virus to really affect our bodies. After that you will see the following signs:
The usual first sign is the respiratory problems which can be cough then cold or the opposite. This can then be treated by common flu medications like BioFlu, Tamiflu and Relenza. These are good drugs that will help deal with flu at the early stage.
Here are EMERGENCY warning signs:
For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu.