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Center for Primary Care Advises on Flu Season
Date:9/27/2013

Evans, GA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Flu season can begin as early as October, and five to 20 percent of Americans get influenza viruses each year. Center for Primary Care, a family medicine practice in Augusta, wants to advise on the flu, its symptoms, risks and prevention. As many as 200,000 end up in the hospital and 36,000 die from the virus and its complications.

Everyone has had the flu at some point or another, but symptoms can vary. The most common symptoms include: a 100-degree or higher temperature fever or feeling feverish, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Some groups have a higher risk and can experience complications from seasonal flu. Seniors, those aged 65 and older, have been the most severely impacted by the 2012-13 flu season. By February 2013, more than half of reported flu-associated hospitalizations occurred in adults 65 years of age and older. Children, especially those under two years of age, and people with chronic health conditions, are also at risk.

To prevent the flu, get a vaccine. Children as young as six months can get a vaccine. The vaccine will last through the flu season. The virus travels through the air in droplets when someone with the infection coughs, sneezes or talks. It is also possible to pick up the infection from objects like the phone or door knob that an infected person has touched. This is why washing hands and covering noses and mouths while coughing or sneezing is extremely important.

For those who think they have the flu already, see a family physician to confirm. Follow the physician’s treatment plan, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Those with the flu are contagious for up to seven days after becoming sick, so frequently clean and disinfect touched objects.

For more information, please visit the Center for Primary Care website, http://www.cpcfamilymed.com/.

About the company:

Center for Primary Care has been a leader in family medicine for families of the CSRA since 1993. The family medical practice features 27 family doctors, seven existing locations throughout the Augusta, GA area. The primary care facility offers convenient office hours that include, weekday evenings as well as weekend acute care.

CPC provides patients of all ages with the most accessible, convenient, personal healthcare available in a family practice. Among the many services offered include: routine evaluations, physical exams by a family physician, diagnostic imaging and preventative care. Listings for all seven locations, including specific physicians, directions, and hours of operations can be found on the Center for Primary Care’s website. For more information, visit their website.

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