Do You Have The Cold, Flu Or Other Illness? Find Out Now…

By , July 10, 2018 11:12 am

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Knowing what is wrong with you can be hard to do sometimes. There are so many sicknesses out there just waiting to prey upon us and our bodies. It does not matter if you have the cold, flu or some other type of sickness, if you are sick you are sick right? But you do need to know what kind of illness that you have in order to treat it properly. A cold, flu and other illnesses all need to be treated in their won particular way and if you want to get better you need to know wha…

Knowing what is wrong with you can be hard to do sometimes. There are so many sicknesses out there just waiting to prey upon us and our bodies. It does not matter if you have the cold, flu or some other type of sickness, if you are sick you are sick right? But you do need to know what kind of illness that you have in order to treat it properly. A cold, flu and other illnesses all need to be treated in their won particular way and if you want to get better you need to know what to do.

Cold, flu and other viruses need to be dealt with as swiftly as humanly possible. Of course most viruses cannot be dealt with that well without anti virals and these are not given out for things like cold, flu and other regular sicknesses. In these cases the chances are good that your doctor will simply tell you to drink as many fluids as you can while getting plenty of rest at home. This is the best way to deal with cold, flu once you have already contracted them.

There are some things that you can do to lower your chances of catching cold, flu and other viruses to begin with though and learning these precautions can keep you feeling good throughout the year, even throughout cold flu season.

You should prevent catching a cold, flu or anything lese by keeping your hands clean all day long. Wash your hands many times throughout the day and you will lower your chances of catching cold, flu enormously. Just remember to do a quick wash with soap after you touch others or touch things that other touch all of the time. This is one of the best and easiest ways for you to prevent catching cold, flu or anything else that comes along.

You should also carry a small packet of tissues in your pocket or purse at all times. This is a good idea because you can then pass some along to those around you who are coughing or sneezing due to cold, flu. This is how so many cold, flu and other viruses get spread and if you can get people to use a tissue when they sneeze or cough you can help to contain the spread of cold, flu and other illnesses.

“Bird Flu”: What You Need To Know

By , July 5, 2018 2:04 pm

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Before you become overly concerned about “bird flu,” there are a few important facts you need to know about this disease.

“Bird Flu”: What You Need To Know

Before you become overly concerned about “bird flu,” there are a few important facts you need to know about this disease.

“Bird flu” is not the same thing as human pandemic flu. “Bird flu”-H5N1 highly pathogenic Asian avian influenza-is a severe disease of birds. All the people known to have gotten it had close contact with infected birds, mostly in rural villages in Asia. Where there is no close contact with infected birds, there’s no human disease.

More good news: The food supply is protected. The poultry industry and the U.S. government take Asian avian influenza very seriously because it can threaten commercial poultry. It’s spread by migratory birds, so the federal government monitors wild birds in areas where there could be contact with Asian birds.

In addition, security on poultry farms is very tight. Poultry are kept away from wild birds. Strict procedures keep the virus from being tracked into the birds’ living space. Poultry farmers’ number one priority is to protect their flocks.

The industry and state governments sponsor extensive testing programs to watch for any signs of Asian avian influenza. Under the National Chicken Council’s program, which nearly all chicken companies follow, each flock is tested. Any poultry flock found to be infected with Asian avian influenza would be destroyed on the farm and would not enter the food supply.

You can also feel confident about your chicken or turkey dinners. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you can’t get “bird flu” from properly handled and cooked food. Just be sure to follow the instructions already printed on each package of fresh meat and poultry sold in the United States. The instructions are the same as they have always been-nothing special is needed. On the remote chance that an infected bird got into the food supply, it wouldn’t affect consumers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends cooking poultry to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This is more than enough to destroy any flu viruses that may be present.

“American consumers don’t have to worry about getting the avian flu virus from eating poultry,” says Dr. Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia. “We know that if you properly cook poultry, it’s safe.”

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