Month: September 2019

CDC Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak a National Emergency

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently declared a national emergency amidst ongoing Hepatitis A outbreaks. In August, Florida was the most recent state to join the growing list of states to declare a Public Health Emergency. In the United States, since the outbreaks were first […]

Flu Season and What to Do

How Flu Spreads: Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by tiny droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it […]

What is Flu?

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Flu Symptoms Flu is different from a cold. As it usually comes […]