The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccination is the number one defense against the flu, but there also steps people can take every day to avoid the aches and pains of influenza.
The number of flu cases across Colorado remains high.
An entire school in Elbert has been closed because of widespread illness.
New numbers out on Friday show that even though influenza cases seem to be leveling off in parts of the country, in Colorado they are still on the rise.
Does it seem like you’re catching one bug after another? Well, it’s not your imagination. Colorado is getting hit hard by a variety of illnesses. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips on warding off the evil bugs and germs lurking everywhere.
The University of Colorado Health System says their blood bank donations are down. In fact, they say it’s one of the worst years they’ve seen.
It said that chicken soup will cure what ails you, and with all of the germs infecting their way around Colorado, there is no better time to revive the original “Grandma Chicken Soup” recipe. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, research show this soup goes a long way proving Grandma is always right.
The Garth Englund Blood Center in Northern Colorado says it’s having a critical shortage of blood.
You can’t help missing the reports: there is flu everywhere in Colorado. And you really can’t avoid knowing about the flu if you or a loved one have gotten nailed with this nasty bug.
The flu is spreading rapidly across the country and 41 states including Colorado are reporting widespread flu action.