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Shoo-Shoo Resistant Flu!

Batten down the hatches. Reports claim a drug-resistant strain of flu is out there, lurking and stalking, and going to get you! Tests concluded 49 out 50 samples were resistant to Tamiflu, the most popular drug used to treat the flu. But lucky for us, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the situation poses little danger; Reuters investigates.

Not exactly a shocker. In the spring both the World Health Organization and the CDC began collecting flu samples and determined 25% of flu viruses in Europe and 11% of flu viruses in the United States are resistant to antiviral drugs. That’s why Dr. Fuhrman recommends staying healthy, eating healthy and empowering your body to fight off flu cells.

In related news, 25% of people have already said no thank to you flu shots.

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HappyCat - December 25, 2008 7:30 AM

I love the Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu bit and cartoon. So funny.

Unfortunately I am allergic to both types of the flu vaccine, otherwise I would get it. It's not a substitute for taking proper care of yourself, but the flu can take weeks out of your life.

Fortunately I haven't had flu in years, and hopefully I won't get it this season. Catching my neighbor's cold at Thanksgiving was horrible enough.

Jo - December 28, 2008 11:14 PM

I didn't even realize that there were "drugs" for the flu! I always thought it was one of those sicknesses that you just try and ride out.

Fortunately for my future clients and patients, I'm not even half way done with nursing school :P Next semester I learn about the drugs.

Another thing that is often overlooked is how important it is to wash your hands frequently, not share personal care items (towels, face cloths, bar soap, etc.), And to (nonchalantly) duck and cover when someone sneezes... Those sneezes can travel up to 8 feet in all directions! Eew!

To add to that statistic you have -- I am part of the 75% that said yes to the flu shot. Up until a few years ago, I had one single flu, then out of no where I had four or five flu episodes within a 2 year span. Enough is enough! Plus when you're working with people that are immunocompromised, it's only fair that you protect them as well as yourself considering that the flu is easily spread before any symptoms occur.

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