Posts Tagged ‘vaccine’

How to Prepare for Flu Season

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend […]


The Flu Ends with U!

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu usually comes on suddenly with symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Flu season mainly occurs in the fall and winter with peaks between December and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a […]


Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know

Did you know the Ohio Department of Health declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A? From January 5, 2018 through October 1, 2018 there has been 538 cases of hepatitis A throughout the state of Ohio. In Cuyahoga county there has been 9 cases of hepatitis A. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is […]


The Facts About Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or spread airborne when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes. The measles virus can remain infectious on surfaces and in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves an area. […]


How to Prepare for Flu Season

Flu season is officially upon us!  Seasonal flu can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.  It is not possible to predict what the 2014-2015 flu season will be like.  The timing, severity, and length of the season usually varies from one season to another (according to the CDC).   […]