How To Handle A Flu Emergency

    A man on a sofa with a blanket and cold/flu medicine on a coffee table

    What is a flu emergency?

    Normally, people recover from the flu after within a week or two. But sometimes, the flu can lead to dangerous complications that require emergency care.

    The CDC estimates that 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized because of the flu every year. 36, 000 thousand die from the flu annually. While infants, the elderly, and people with certain diseases or a weakened immune system tend to be the most vulnerable, a flu emergency can happen to anyone.

    Here are some flu emergency facts that you need to be aware of.

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    What Are Normal Flu Symptoms?

    Different strains of the influenza virus cause the flu. You get the flu by either inhaling the germ or picking it up on your hands and then touching your eyes or mouth. Symptoms usually appear one to four days later.

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