Flu Season Is Upon Us
Flu Season is upon us in Delaware.
Delaware health officials are declared Sunday the start of the 2022-23 flu season in the First State.
According to wdel.com, “The flu remains a serious health threat and we are already seeing influenza starting to circulate in advance of the official start of the season next week,” said Interim DPH Director Dr. Rick Hong in a statement. “The flu is contagious and has the ability to cause serious illness and even death. The vaccine is your best shot at reducing your risk of ending up in the hospital or worse. Despite recent decreases in COVID-19 cases, hospitals are still under strain, and Delawareans should continue to take steps to prevent emergency hospital visits, including getting the annual flu vaccine.”
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Flu symptoms come on suddenly and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills, and fatigue. Some signs and symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, and body aches, chills, and fatigue. Testing can effectively help you determine which illness you have.
Even though monkey pox hasn’t been the trending topic that it once was but it is still prevalent in the world and in Delaware.
So, people should make sure they are still trying to stay healthy and follow the same procedures that you have been when COVID-19 was prevalent.