The Flu is taking its course here in Oak Ridge Tennessee as is it across the country. We have been lucky that it hasn’t hit here at Oak Ridge Lodging. This years strain is no laughing matter, it has killed over 60 kids across the country. I wonder how many of those could of been prevented if someone would of just took a little prevention. WASH YOUR HANDS as often as possible, use hand sanitizer when possible, also use the face masks that are provided in the hospitals if you have to go to one.
What is the FLU? It is a virus that infects the respiratory tract.
Flu symptoms: Fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle ache, and fatigue
The incubation period for the flu is about one to four days
The flu is contagious and normally last seven to fourteen days.
The flu can be transferred directly or indirectly. Directly is from person to person through airborne droplets from coughing and sneezing nad indirectly from touching something someone has coughed or sneezed on.
The flu could develop into Pneumonia it not treated.
The most harmful strain this year has been the H3N2. If you are getting the flu shot Dr.s are saying that it only covers about 30 percent of this strain.
I recently saw an interview with a Dr and she said for every 5 cases of flu that come into the E.R., 15 cases are leaving. that was staggering news to hear.
So please do a little prevention and wash you hands, use hand sanitizer when you can and cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing.
We look forward to seeing you healthy and happy here at Oak Ridge Lodging in Oak Ridge Tennessee.