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Elderly Must Be Diligent in Flu Prevention

The Center for Disease Control has reported a widespread epidemic of the Flu this season. It came late, but as of mid March the flu was rampant across the U.S.  The information gathered by the CDC indicated that 34 states were suffering from a widespread outbreak of the flu.  The rest of the states were reporting regional cases with only 2 states as having just local outbreaks.  The elderly are the most vulnerable to the flu virus because their immune system is not as strong. Unfortunately the flu can spread easily in group situations such as nursing homes and elder care facilities.  Home health care agencies are not seeing as much of the flu in their elderly patients due to their protection from outside germs as they recover in the comfort of their own homes.  Home health care offers convenient health care as well as added protection against the outside elements during this flu season!

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