Do What You Can to Prevent the Flu This Season

Do What You Can to Prevent the Flu 

Do what you can to prevent the flu. If you haven’t already, put aside the time to get a flu shot. This might be the number one method to prevent the nasty sickness. According to the Chicago Tribune, researchers from the University of Chicago have determined this will be a worse-than-average flu season.

Don’t Ruin Your Holiday Season

Do you want to spend Thanksgiving sick, in bed? Might not be a bad place if you are on a diet. But, chances are you won’t smell the aroma of the Thanksgiving turkey, the steaming mashed potatoes, or the pumpkin pie covered with whipped cream. Still, you hopefully would prefer to enjoy being with your family and friends opposed to spending your day in bed coughing, sneezing, burning from fever and feeling exhausted.

Mercedes Pascual, a researcher, said, “Our analysis for this year showed that the virus is already changing in a significant way. We predict an outbreak that is above average but moderate, not severe, because last year was such a bad season.”

Scientists, for whatever reason, often look to Australia. They use their information as a predictor of the flu season in the northern hemisphere. USA Today reports that Australia had a particularly rough flu season. Fortunately, scientists say the strain of flu that spread there is included in this year’s flu vaccine. Although it is not a 100 percent guarantee, getting a flu shot should keep you safe.

Go get your flu shot!