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Centra Care urges residents to be ready for flu season

Local6 logoFortunately for Santa, Centra Care physicians completed a rapid Influenza test, catching his symptoms early and prescribing anti-Influenza medicine which can considerably shorten the duration of the flu.

Doctors urge that it is important to understand antiviral medication must be taken within 48 hours of the first appearance of flu symptoms.

Doctors said flu season usually peaks in January, but just in the last three weeks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have seen a significant increase in flu cases all across the U.S. [Read full story]