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Eat Rite - Colds & Flu's

Colds and Flu's are caused by a virus so antibiotics dont help. To prevent Cold's and Flu's you have to strengthen your immune system. We can show you how to do that at Eat-Rite.

In any given year, it's estimated that 5 to 20 percent of Americans get the flu, a respiratory illness also known as influenza. The flu can lead to serious complications, sending more than 200,000 U.S. residents to hospitals each year. In the United States, the flu kills about 36,000 people annually.

Each year, the flu spreads in the late fall and winter. In a community, these epidemics usually peak after three weeks and begin to decrease after an additional three to four weeks.

There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B, and C. Types A and B are the most common and usually cause serious epidemics every winter; type C is milder and hasn't been linked to any major outbreak.

Flu viruses spread through tiny droplets of fluid that contain the virus. When people with the flu cough, sneeze, or touch something after wiping their noses or mouths, they can pass these droplets to the next person. When others inhale infected droplets from the air or make contact with infected surfaces and then touch their mouths or noses, they can become infected.

People with the flu can pass their illness to others as early as one day before symptoms develop and up to five days after they get sick.

Please stop by and let us show you ways to help strengthen your immune system today!

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