5 Life-Saving Flu Tips Doctors Want You to Know

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, shares 5 Life-Saving Tips Doctors Want You to Know About the Flu as Cases Rise with Eat This, Not That.

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Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, Urgent Care Medical Director and Physician, Carbon Health and Saint Mary’s Hospital explains, “We have seen an increase in the number of flu cases earlier than we have seen in the past which is concerning. Right now, it’s really hard to determine how deadly this season will be.”

Dr. Mark Fischer, Regional Medical Director at International SOS tells us, ”

According to the CDC, there’s been 1,300 deaths caused by the flu so far this season. This year’s flu season came earlier than we’re used to and has been proven to be more severe than we’ve seen in recent years. It remains too early in the flu season to determine if this year will be more deadly. It is essential to stay up to date with all of the recommended vaccinations.”

This is When You’re Most Contagious, Dr. Curry-Winchell explains, “You are most likely to transmit the flu virus in the first three to four days after your symptoms have started. The best piece of advice is to stay home if you’re feeling sick at all.” Dr. Mourani says, “The flu is most contagious in the first 3-4 days of symptoms but can be from 1 day before symptoms and up to 7 days….”

See what else Dr. BCW has to share as she answers questions for Eat This, Not That as they discuss 5 life-saving tips doctors want you to know about.