The Flu is coming, the flu is coming….NO THE FLU IS HERE and it’s no JOKE!

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I don’t know about you, but I have never ever seen the Flu hit like it has this last year. It seems everyone I speak with has it, even my own family and it is horrible. It’s actually knocking people to their knees literally with the side effects and taken lives.

The coughing, congestion, fever and chills are taking over their body even the CDC is now calling this flu an epidemic that is taken the lives of the young and old! If you haven’t been concerned I suggest you pay close attention and become concern so you too can be aware of the symptoms and try to avoid this deadly flu.

First let’s break down what is influenza? Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system – your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach flu viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. Now the CDC reports ‘widespread’ instances of flu in 49 states; most cases have been an aggressive strain of influenza A called H3N2

Here are some signs and symptoms that everyone should look out for that will help you determine if you have the Flu: People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills (Keep in mind that not everyone will have a fever with the flu)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

This (H3N2 )strain is one of those nasty airborne influenza and we all need to be prepared in making sure we are following the necessary steps to keep our family and ourselves safe. 

The CDC's most recent weekly influenza report.

Here is a CDC influenza Activity Level Report. This report shows you the level of Influenza around you and your family.

Remember the best way to prevent spreading the flu germs is by following these recommendations from the CDC.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Well, one thing we all know for sure is if you’re not feeling well make sure to seek out your physician ASAP so you can get on the road to recovery!

I would also suggest if you’re worried about the flu vaccination make sure to speak with a license physician so he or she can address all your concerns.

Wash, wash, wash, those hands!!! Let’s try and stay health!!!!

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

30 thoughts on “The Flu is coming, the flu is coming….NO THE FLU IS HERE and it’s no JOKE!

  • January 30, 2018 at 10:01 pm
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    we have had sinus infections but no flu yet *knock on wood

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  • January 30, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    This year has been so scary! I have never been so afraid for my family before, it is very concerning how many people are affected (and actually dying from it). Even though I homeschool my kids, we do go out in public and experts are saying that this strand it spread just by breathing! And the particles are small enough to go through a face mask. Wow. I just hope it is all over soon and no more lives are lost from it.

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  • January 30, 2018 at 1:59 pm
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    I am glad my daughter got a flu shot early last year. The flu is bad this year.

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  • January 30, 2018 at 9:54 am
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    Wash your hands! Be safe!

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  • January 30, 2018 at 8:36 am
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    OMG yes! I live in ohio and in my county they reported this week that last year there were 23 hospitalized cases of the flu , while this year it is 93 cases! This may seem small but the flu spreads fast!

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  • January 29, 2018 at 12:42 am
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    It’s truly scary. I’m scared for my family and myself. My daughter is pregnant and I pray everyday that she stays well. I can’t wait for this to be over.

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  • January 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm
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    People have to learn to take these news reports seriously! They just don’t make this stuff up!
    That’s like with the school inoculations. Smallpox, measles, Chicken pox, they were either wiped out or under control and then parents quit getting their babies their shots and the diseases are coming back to hurt them! I don’t understand what they’re thinking?? I wouldn’t dare play with my children’s lives! Praying that all the children are being protected and shielded from these awful viruses! Thank you Lord! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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  • January 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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    It’s super scary here in CA this year! The worst ever!!

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  • January 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    Feel better everyone.

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  • January 25, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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    I have heard about how bad the flu is this year, not that it’s ever good but it’s definitely a scary thing. I just make sure everyone is washing their hands and i use Lysol quite a bit too. Thank you so much for sharing these tips, they will come in handy!

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  • January 25, 2018 at 6:46 pm
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    They are talking about the flu on the news as I write this. I pray for an early end of this flu season. I have cancer. I go to the dr/treatments, then come home. I have lost down to 90pounds. I couldn’t handle the flu so I’m in hibernation!

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  • January 25, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    I mean it’s no joke every year.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 11:53 pm
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    The hospital here has banned kids from coming to visit because it’s so bad.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm
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    We all got flu shots but I am really worried about their effectiveness this year. I keep lysol/clorox wiping all my light switches, remotes, door handles every other day.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm
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    I got my flu shot early, so far so good! 😃

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  • January 24, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    Yeah, I heard the vaccine is only 30% effective due to the flu taking yet another strain. That is so not cool.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 11:02 am
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    I’m scared of the flu!I have a bottle of lysol at my door and everything is sprayed when kids get home from school!

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  • January 24, 2018 at 5:56 am
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    The flu is here and it is scarry. So many people and young children dying from this. Please use good handwashing and make sure you cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. God Bless

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  • January 23, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    I had been sick since before Christmas Break and I still have a hoarse voice. Sick of bein sick lololol On a Serious note – Please if anyone has elderly living near them to keep a eye on them. My Grandmother just passed from this Elderly Pneumonioa. It is the meanest thing I have ever seen. I wouldnt want anyone to ever go thru that, no knowing what is happening to them especially Ya Know.

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  • January 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    I live in an over 55 apartment complex and so many of our neighbors have or have had the flu this season. Thankfully I have not gotten it and pray I dont. Great tips!

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  • January 23, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    These are all great tips, thanks for sharing! Both my husband & I are getting over “something”, I don’t think it was the Flu, but just the same, it wasn’t any fun! This Flu epidemic is awful! It’s frightening the number of healthy kids & adults have died so quickly, once coming down with it…so tragic 🙁

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  • January 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    We get our flu shots every year. Thanks for the review and helpful tips.

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  • January 23, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    The flu is absolutely no fun to have. Stay away germs!

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  • January 23, 2018 at 1:54 pm
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    My Husband and I had this stuff this year but thank goodness I had gotten the Flu shot and mine wasn’t so bad, My husbands turned into Bronchkitis , we are better now

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  • January 23, 2018 at 4:26 am
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    I have not had the cold like symptoms but just finished with the vomiting and diarrhea and still not 100% after 3 days. This is bad!

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  • January 22, 2018 at 9:56 pm
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    Flu -free here. Fingers crossed it stays that way.

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  • January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm
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    I have so many friends that have been sick and doing my best to follow the advice and stay healthy.

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  • January 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    So far we’ve been fortunate not getting the flu. We’ve also not gotten the flu shot, eat healthy meals, get plenty of rest and stay away from stress and only go shopping when we absolutely have to. Breaks my heart when I hear of lives being taken by something that can be preventable.

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  • January 22, 2018 at 10:48 am
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    Thanks for sharing all of this important information about the flu. Watching news reports of the deaths from the flu is very scary.

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