Being sick stinks. Having the flu REALLY stinks. I think everyone can agree that life is much better when lived flu free. Unfortunately, it’s flu season and once again the pesky virus is wreaking havoc on a lot of people. Worse still is that the flu can be more than just an inconvience, it can be deadly.
How about this for perspective: Remember that Ebola craze that dominated the American news cycle for a few weeks? Not once person in this country died from Ebola, but in South Carolina alone there have been 74 flu related deaths during this flu season alone.
We talked with Dr. Matthew Crist, who specializes in infectious diseases, about the dangers the flu presents and, more importantly, how you can avoid being hit with the flu bug this year. So, put on some hand sanitizer, grab your mouse and click on the interview below and educate yourself. When you are done, go get yourself a flu shot, if you haven’t done so already. Here’s to health, South Carolina.