Influenza, often called the "flu" is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Flu spreads mostly by the coughing and sneezing of people who are sick with the flu. If you have diabetes, you are more likely to get flu-related complications like pneumonia and even be hospitalized or die from the flu than other people. Influenza may also interfere with blood glucose management. People with diabetes should talk with their doctor now to discuss preventing and treating the flu. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. * Get a flu shot! It’s the single best way to protect yourself against the flu. * Take antiviral medications to treat flu (if your doctor recommends them.) * Take everyday steps to protect your health. A flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself against the flu. Both the seasonal flu vaccine and vaccine against 2009 H1N1 flu are safe and effective. This season, there is a season...
We have now officially entered the holiday season. During this season, travel across the country (and the world) will increase significantly. This presents another opportunity for the exchange of warm affections, gifts, and microbes!
During the last few weeks, H1N1 activity has decreased with the peak noted around October 26. Our Emergency Department at Children's National Medical Center has noted a decrease in visits for the virus as well, with fewer hospitalizations of acutely ill children. As a result of the fall outbreak and subsequent immunization with the H1N1 vaccine we have learned a great deal about the H1N1 virus and the vaccine. The CDC has indicated that the lethality of the H1N1 virus is primarily due to the fact that the H1N1 virus appears to attack in the lower airways , increasing the risk of pneumonia and subsequent infection with a bacterial disease such as pneumococcal pneumonia. Indeed, this is the premise for the advice given via the media: if you have nearl...
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