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Flu season is here!

Every year, somewhere between five and twenty percent of the U.S. population contract the flu. The flu can be transmitted by contact and airborne measures and is especially dangerous for young children, seniors and those with other chronic illnesses. While most seek treatment at an emergency room or urgent care clinic, by exposing their germs to others, they’re only causing further spread of the virus. Thankfully, DispatchHealth travels so the flu doesn’t. With a quick call, the DispatchHealth Traveling Flu Crew will bring high-quality medical care to your home.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Flu symptoms are usually sudden & include

  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Chest congestion & cough

Facts about the flu

6 Feet Away

A person with the virus can infect someone up to six feet away.

First 48 hours

Medications work best when started within 48 hours of the onset of your symptoms.

200,000 Americans

On average 200,000 people are hospitalized each year because of flu problems.

DID YOU KNOW?

We can treat the flu by

  • Rapid infectious disease test
  • Administer IV fluids
  • Lab test to ensure function is normal
  • Prescribe anti-nausea medication
  • Prescribe antivirals if caught early enough
  • Order a chest X-Ray if pneumonia is suspected
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Adults can pass on the flu virus up to a full week after becoming sick, while children can pass it even longer. If you do have symptoms of the flu, it is important to be tested and start treatment immediately. Medications work best when started within 48 hours of the onset of your symptoms.

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ANDY WAGNER
Chief Clinical Officer

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Hear it from an expert

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A person that has caught the flu virus can infect others up to six feet away! Even scarier, adults can infect other people one day before their flu symptoms even develop and they realize they’re sick. This means that we should all be careful about spreading germs, whether we feel ill or not.

Phil Mitchell
VP of Medical Affairs/Medical Director

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