With #FLU season already here, the #CDC recommends the public to be alert for symptoms such as: #runnynose and watery eyes, #cough, #fever, #MuscleAches, and #malaise, among others.
If so, patients should have testing with the *new Flu-SC2 Multiplex Assay. This allows to test at the same time for infection caused by any one of the 3 viruses: SARS-CoV-2 (#Covid-19), #Influenza A and Influenza B.
If you have plans to attend a #LaborDay event or gathering, choose outdoor activities, and stay in your local area. #WearAMask, stay at least 6 feet apart and wash your hands often to help you and others stay healthy. Be sure to drink lots of water too!
New CDC study that looked at more than 80,000 US adults hospitalized with #flu, found sudden heart complications had occurred in 1 out of every 8 patients. This flu season, get your flu vaccine to reduce the risk of flu complications, including sudden onset of heart disease.
Wearing a mask correctly can prevent the spread of #COVID19. When wearing one:
1️⃣ Wash or sanitize your hands before putting it on
2️⃣ Ensure it covers your nose and mouth
3️⃣ Avoid touching it in public
4️⃣ Wash your mask after every use https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/prevention/
As of July 14: In the last 7 days, #COVID19 cases increased nationally with 3 states each reporting more than 50,000 new cases. Help slow the spread by taking steps like wearing cloth face coverings. See more COVID-19 data here: https://bit.ly/31sonOh