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The Flu

Every state has huge sickness that constantly hit them during the colder months. In Arizona that illness is the flu. In the 2019-2020 flu season, the Arizona Department of Health Services say that the “Reports of the flu are three times higher in 2019 than the previous season.”Worse yet, we are still not out of the woods yet. The flu season can end as late as May the flu has a season because of the cold temperatures in the fall and the winter. Which leads to drier air to make the flu spread faster and better.  The flu reaches its peak sometime between December to February. The flu is more severe than a cold and includes more and worse symptoms when you have the flu. One thing you can do to defend against the flu is to get a flu shot. However, there may be side effects to it but those side effects are really weak.

Now,  if you are unlucky and get the flu or have gotten the flu in the past.  you have most likely been coughing, having headaches, weakness/fatigue, fever, aches, and a stuffy nose. People confuse cold with the flu, it is important to know whether or not you have a cold or a flu, according to Medical News Today “The main difference between between cold and flu is that generally, symptoms of the flu are usually a lot more severe.” If you want to protect yourself from getting the flu you always want to wash your hands after going to a public place. If you want to prevent it from getting worse, drink plenty of water, stay at home, and cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. The flu is a serious illness that needs to be taken care of through any kind of means.  it’s just incredibly sad to see people died to such a fate, It can be a huge pain to go through but is normally preventable, treatable, and doesn’t last for a long time.

 

By: Daniel Garica

Photo Credits: https://www.scusd.edu/e-connections-post/get-ready-flu-season

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