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January 22, 2014

Hospitals see spike in flu cases

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Manning says it comes on so fast that you literally can wake up feeling fine but feel terrible by the time you get to work.

“Cleaning your home is really important if a family member is sick,” Manning advised. “It doesn’t take many of these virus particles in someone else. That means if your family member has it, you really need to use a bleach towelette and wipe down high-touch surfaces like your cupboard handles, light switches, remote controls, door knobs, faucet handles — anywhere the infected individual would frequently have touched.”

All Crossroads Physician Corporation primary care physician offices are still offering flu vaccines for adults and a limited number of pediatric doses are still available. Pediatric doses are for children ages 6 months through 36 months.

To receive more information about availability and locations, you may call the influenza hotline at (618) 241-7440.

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