Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pic Today 1/5/13




MEET THIS SEASON'S
KILLER VIRUS

Under the microscope,
it doesn't look like much.
But this year's H3N2 variant virus
is especially nasty.

Flu cases are on the rise now
across the U.S.
The CDC has just warned
that the severe flu season has
just set in (through March '13.)

Emergency rooms are knee-deep
in flu and pneumonia cases.
The old and very young are so vulnerable.

Here's the good news:
The flu vaccine is an exact match 
for the strain of influenza that's spreading.
And it's not too late to get your flu shot.

Do it.   Please.
(And wash your hands.)

 (FIRST PHOTO) MICROSCOPE IMAGE COURTESY OF
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL,
INFLUENZA LABORATORY

2 comments:

  1. Toujours bon de rappeler ces précautions d'usage contre la grippe. A 70 ans, je fais partie des personne dites "fragiles" et je me vaccine, bien entendu.
    Merci Docteur Rick et bonne santé à toi.

    Roger

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