Defending Against This Season’s Deadly Flu: 5 Things To Know Now

(By Barbara Feder Ostrov for California Healthline produced by Kaiser Health News)

Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas.

“It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body up and down,” said Holmes, 39, who works as a residential life director at California State University-Sacramento. “I couldn’t get out of bed.”

The nation is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad flu season. Continue reading article here…

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