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New Mexico Flu Season Begins Weeks Early

Health & Wellness  (tags: New Mexico, flu season, warning, risks, treatment, protection, safety, prevention, illness, humans, health )

- 1709 days ago -
A 60-year-old man from Bernalillo County has come down with the flu, and it's earlier than usual, the DOH reported Tuesday.

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Helen Porter (39)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:04 am
I keep flu, colds and allergies away with lots of vitamin C.

Anita B (69)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:07 am
Our anti-flu jab starts on Oct 2nd - it has been said, it really doesn't make different.

Suzan F (137)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 2:19 am
People...GET YOUR FLU SHOTS EARLY!! If the flu has hit this early, it's going to be a rough season. Protect the ones you love & those around you...not everybody is healthy enough to survive this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 3:59 am
Already had my shot, also taking Oreganol.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 4:20 am

Monika K (13)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 9:36 am
Proper diet and taking care of yourself. That's the key.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 11:21 am
From 1968 to 1988 I got the flu every year and spent weeks suffering. I even miscarried because of the flu. Finally an allergist convinced me to start getting a flu shot every year. The most amazing thing happened ~ I stopped spending most of every holiday season sick while everyone else was celebrating. In 1996 I got the flu even though I had gotten my shot. It was determined that I was one of the unlucky who had received a shot from an ineffective batch of vaccine. Once in 23 years is not a bad average. Vitamin C, healthy diet, and generally taking care of yourself doesn't matter if you are exposed. Get a flu shot and protect yourself as well as others around you.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 11:26 am
I've gotten a flu shot every year since sometime in my childhood. I think I may have been 9 or 10 when I first started getting yearly shots. I got the flu when I was 5, 8 & then again at 22. I haven't had it since. I've only gotten the flu once since I started taking the yearly flu shots. They do help & they are totally worth it. I've only gotten sick once when I was 18 from getting the shot & it only lasted a day & a half. That sure beats being extremely ill for a week to a week & a half.

Robert O (12)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 12:55 pm
It seems to start earlier every year. Thanks Carrie.

Patricia H. (440)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:45 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday September 20, 2013, 12:02 pm
This is not good news. Eating well and washing hands seems to be the only hope to avoid the bug.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Friday September 20, 2013, 12:12 pm
dzięki za info

Roger G (154)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:46 pm
noted, thanks

Winn A (179)
Friday September 20, 2013, 2:51 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday September 20, 2013, 4:36 pm
Noted. I have a very close friend who works at hospitals & gets her flu shot every year like clockwork. Swears by it. I haven't had a flu shot in decades and stay pretty healthy, but she keeps bugging me to get one. So, I tell her that she should keep getting them if she believes they work for her....and also because she works in a hospital. But, I'm doing just fine, thanks. I do take extra Vitamin C when I get "sniffly" and achy, and also believe taking Oscillococcinum helps. Do what you believe works for you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 4:04 am
Already had my shots, and I take Oreganol.

Mari 's (1356)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 4:25 pm
With Climate change a lot of things are going to be starting early. We are all connected. Connected to the earth, the Sky and the seas. We are all one and what we do to the earth we do to ourselves. All life is related.

Anne P (174)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 9:07 am
I refuse to further enrich Big Pharma by taking their risky yearly flu shot. Have not had the flu in decades. I keep my immune system strong by eating foods rich in Vitamin C (like green chile), increasing intake of leafy green veggies, plenty of sleep, exercise and wash hands thoroughly and regularly.
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