36 States are having a flu outbreak and Michigan is one of them.

Dan Jernigan, director of the influenza division at the national Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told bloomberg.com that the...

“Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now. This is the first year we have had the entire continental U.S. be the same color on the graph, meaning there is widespread activity in all of the continental U.S. at this point.”

Even if you have had your flu shot, there is still a chance you can catch this potentially deadly disease. If you are struck with this winter bug, you should be feeling better in 1 to 2 weeks. With any luck the flu has peaked in the United States and now it is just a waiting game to make sure you don't fall ill. If by the awful chance you are starting to feel sick and think it's the flu vicks.com explains some of the symptoms you may experience if you have the flu are...

  • Sudden or excessive fatigue
  • Body aches and chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Runny and or stuffed nose
  • Headache

Remember that with the flu, your symptoms will get worse before they get better. With that being said, if you experience the following symptoms healthline.com recommends that you seek immediate medical attention.

  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • bluish skin and lips
  • severe dehydration
  • dizziness  and confusion
  • recurring fever
  • worsening cough

If you do come down sick, the best thing to do is get plenty of rest, lots of liquids and stay home in bed. No need to spread the illness to your co-workers (even if you don't like them).


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