Flu Season is Here

Flu Season is Here

* Un message en français suivra ** Flu season is here! The flu is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Influenza tends to spread rapidly in seasonal epidemics. Most infected people recover within one to two weeks without requiring medical treatment. However, in the very young, the elderly, and those with other serious medical conditions, infection can lead to severe complications of the underlying condition, pneumonia and death. Our healthcare professionals strongly encourage you to get your flu shot. It is the single best way to prevent the flu. The flu vaccine is now available at Mirus Medical. You can ask for your flu shot when you come in for your next regular appointment or you can come in without an appointment between the hours of 8:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, to see one of our nurses. If you’ve already had your flu shot please let us know by replying to this email or by calling the clinic at 613-369-5060. Beat the flu!  Get your flu shot. Le temps de la grippe est arrivé!  Cette infection virale touche principalement le nez, la gorge, les bronches, et éventuellement les poumons. L?infection dure, en général, une semaine environ et se caractérise par l’apparition brutale d’une forte fièvre, des myalgies, des céphalées, d’un mauvais état général, d’une toux sèche, d’une gorge irritée et d’une rhinite. La grippe se propage rapidement en épidémies saisonnières. La plupart des sujets atteints guérissent en une ou deux semaines sans traitement médical. Mais chez les sujets très jeunes, les personnes âgées et les personnes souffrant de pathologies graves,...