It’s that time of year again, the dreaded flu season. If you live or work in Aurora, Colorado area, take note. The Denver Post has already reported the first cases of the flu in the Greater Denver area. You know what that means! It’s time to take the appropriate measures to avoid contracting the flu. Should you or your family come down with the flu, MUC of Aurora offers flu testing and treatment, ensuring proper diagnosis and course of action.
According to Kirk Mitchell of the Denver Post, ”the most recent flu season was the worst in Colorado history with 4,650 residents going to the hospital with the disease between fall 2017 and spring 2018, state officials announced Thursday.” Health officials in Denver are urging people to get a flu shot, to prevent the flu. The CDC held a flu vaccine campaign press conference in DC on September 27, which included a recent “estimate that more than 900,000 people were hospitalized and more than 80,000 people died from flu last season.” Those numbers are the highest to date.
The CDC held a flu vaccine campaign press conference in DC on September 27, which included a recent “estimate that more than 900,000 people were hospitalized and more than 80,000 people died from flu last season.”
The 2018-2019 flu season could be even worse, so it is imperative to not only get a flu shot, but to get a flu test right when symptoms appear. Unlike the common cold, flu symptoms strike quickly, often within 24 hours. Flu testing is much more important than most people realize, as it not only ensures an accurate diagnosis, but allows flu treatment to begin immediately. Flu treatment might include administering important fluids, providing anti-fever medication, recommending rest, etc. If administered within the ideal time frame, anti-viral drugs can help lessen the severity and duration of the flu.
MUC has two convenient urgent cares in Aurora that provide flu shots, flu testing and flu treatment seven days a week from 8am – 8pm. Patients can walk-in, check-in online or call to make an appointment.
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