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WITH MORE CASES OF THE FLU BEING REPORTED THIS YEAR…THE STATE’S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER IS URGING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE THE THREAT SERIOUSLY. 
 
PREVENTION IS THE FIRST STEP SAYS DOCTOR JENNIFER LAYDEN…WHO ADDS THAT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT.
 
 
DR LAYDEN ALSO RECOMMENDS WASHING YOUR HANDS A LOT AND STAYING HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK SO YOU DON’T CONTAMINATE OTHERS. AND WHEN YOU DO GET ILL…
 
 
LAYDEN SAYS YOU SHOULD PROBABLY TAKE YOUNG CHILDREN AND SENIORS TO THE DOCTOR TO GET CHECKED OUT SINCE THEY ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM THE FLU. SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR INCLUDE A VERY HIGH FEVER, DIFFICULTY BREATHING AND NOT BEING ABLE TO EAT MUCH.

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