influenza vaccination Tag

Myth: “The flu is just a bad cold!” The fact is that in the 2017-2018 flu season, nearly 80 000 Americans died from the flu and flu related complications (more than double the number that died in motor vehicle accidents), and more than 900 000 were hospitalized. The flu...

Influenza starts with the characteristic signs of high fever, shaking, chills, headache and aching muscles; but it can quickly progress to causing life threatening complications. The influenza virus overwhelms the immune system, causing it to go into overdrive, and the resulting inflammation can damage the lungs to...