By: David Smith, ABC News, SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 25, 2018 The flu is killing more people than the flu itself, with more than half of Americans infected by the deadly coronavirus.
How to treat the flu: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are more than 100,000 people in the U.M.L.A. County Health Department says nearly 6,000 have been hospitalized since February, and more than 2,000 are being treated for flu symptoms.
The CDC says flu shots are available at nearly 2,600 locations.
While it’s not uncommon for flu-infected people to return to work or school, the CDC warns that the flu vaccine does not prevent flu, nor does it cure flu.
The vaccine is recommended for anyone who has received it in the past three months.
People with flu symptoms are advised to stay home, avoid contact with people who have symptoms, and call a doctor if they have trouble breathing.
If you are concerned about your flu symptoms, call your doctor at 1-800-FLU-1 (1-800 -273-8255) or visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/flu.
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