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-- out every single American is at risk a flu epidemic hitting across the country -- hitting hard.
How can you protect yourself well Griff Jenkins went to the -- to find out.
Greta this year's flu season is off the charts.
If someone doesn't already have it chances are they might get it in doctors are saying you better get your flu shot.
Outbreaks have now been reported in 47 states according to the CDC with emergencies.
In New York in Massachusetts.
So what do you do if you're feeling those symptoms well we checked in with the doctors to find out.
Dot tourists also -- is an internist here in Washington DC.
Avoid anyone who's sneezing coughing that -- clearly sick with an upper respiratory tract infection so avoid direct contact with them if you must be in contact with them.
Stay at a safe doses and distance a couple of feet few feet.
Avoid -- can actually ends if you are sick cover your mouth cut cover your nose and wash your hands because it's really is.
-- hand to mouth or hand soap opera and make contact that.
-- -- the the and -- And get the shot if you haven't gotten apps and -- gets shot we haven't gotten it.
One of my coworkers in New York says he's refusing to get the shot he's never had -- don't need it what he sit down.
Well unfortunately is something that we have experience.
And we have heard from patients over and over again.
Sometimes people can develop flu like illnesses and adverse -- to the shot but that is not the flu.
It is much worse if he'd about the food and I think you'll lap and -- if he would ever heard about the food fuel.
Become religious about it in his shots from your T active.
Doctor Francis Colombo is a pediatrician.
It's Spring Valley pediatrics the biggest problem is that kids are contagious before -- symptomatic.
And so you may send your -- to a party where everybody seems to be healthy.
And the next -- summons to -- the flu were.
Whatever chickenpox -- they've already passed it around.
In terms of your own children -- sue three kids were sick.
You'd want to keep them home for at least 24 hours.
They felt brawl after they've had a fever.
Before sending them actually get you can't keep them -- for the sniffles if you did that they never go to school.
And they -- all winter so you have to look for something you would have more than that and certainly -- is probably your best parameter.
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