November 12, 2018
We are already seeing patients with flu--specifically influenza A. The CDC is reporting regional flu activity here in Texas. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Galveston and Harris counties both have confirmed cases of influenza A and Brazoria county has confirmed cases of influenza A and B. Hopefully you have gotten your flu shot by now, but if you haven't it is still wise to do so. Flu is more than a bad cold, it can be fatal. At higher risk for complications are children, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions including asthma. Protect yourself by getting a flu vaccine, washing your hands often and taking care of your overall health. Protect others by doing those things plus covering your cough or sneeze to minimize transmission of flu virus which can happen even before you know you have flu.
If you suspect you may have flu, please call us for a same day appointment. We will test and provide you with appropriate treatment whether you have flu, a sinus infection, a viral respiratory infection or strep.
Have a healthy day!