Orange County has been getting plenty of sunshine these last couple days! Although we usually associate the flu season with colder temperatures – due to people staying inside and more likely to spread germs, as well as drier air – the flu season isn’t over yet! In fact, the flu season usually peaks anywhere from November through March.
Check out this link http://www.choc.org/specialties/index.cfm?id=P00506 for all you need to know about the H1N1 and seasonal flu, including symptoms, when to seek treatment, and a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the latest updates.
CHOC Children’s encourages parents and caregivers to log onto www.choc.org for critical information about the H1N1 and seasonal flu, including symptoms, when to seek treatment, a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other valuable resources.
Be sure to check out “H1N1 Influenza – What the Public Should Know,” a must-see video, presented by Jasjit Singh, M.D., CHOC pediatric infectious disease subspecialist.
Also, don’t forget to talk to your children about practicing good respiratory etiquette and proper hand washing techniques to help avoid the spread of germs. Remember, prevention is the key to fighting many infectious diseases.