Arkansas has experienced a number of outbreaks of the common cold and flu in recent years, but now that the state is experiencing a record warm winter, many have turned to home remedies as a way to beat the disease. Since it is highly contagious, you should make sure to stay home if you feel like you might be contracting it from someone or something else.
Little Rock, Arkansas (AP) – The number of Arkansas cases of the deadly influenza has reached at least 687 and there are more deaths still being diagnosed because of COVJ-19. In an effort to keep everyone healthy and well, Arkansas health officials have released a statement saying that all health care providers and public facilities should remain on a high alert to prevent spreading of the virus. As of early this week, the state was still investigating the source of COVJ-19 and had not determined a direct cause for its spread. However, since COVJ-19 is a member of a group called enteroviruses, which are responsible for causing the majority of the common flu cases, the possibility that the virus was responsible was being investigated.
Even though Arkansas health officials say that they believe there is no link between the case of COVJ-19 and the flu, there are still precautions you can take to avoid spreading the disease through your personal items such as bedding and clothing. Since the flu can be contracted through sneezing or coughing, there are precautions to take to avoid coming into contact with any of these sources.
Arkansas public places and buildings that are frequented by people have been notified of the outbreak and have been given a specific time frame in which they must stay home or avoid their exposure to the virus. This includes schools, daycares, child care centers, nursing homes and other residential treatment centers.
Those who have recently moved to the area are also being advised to keep themselves and their family members away from those who may have contracted the disease. Those who are aware of any of the cases in Arkansas should avoid any possible contact with individuals or animals that could be infected. If the person in question has symptoms, they should contact their doctor or public health center as soon as possible.
There is also a vaccine available to fight the flu, but it isn’t always available in stores and pharmacies. It is important to check your local pharmacy’s website to see if there is a supply on hand for the season. It is best to stock up during the cold and flu season to avoid having to wait until the middle of October or November to start the process of treatment if you have a prescription.
While most health officials recommend staying home and avoiding other public places during the outbreak, a lot of things are available to help reduce the spread of the virus. People can purchase hand sanitizer and mouthwash at local stores that sell products to help reduce the spread of the disease.
There are also several websites that offer tips on reducing the spread of the disease, as well as daily routines that you can follow that will keep yourself and others in the home safe. Make sure to stay home as much as possible and to take plenty of rest and plenty of water.
There are also a few preventative measures that you can follow at home. If you have a pet that has recently been vaccinated, make sure that they are up-to-date on the shots and have had the shots for at least three months before they go outside. Clean and disinfect your home after each time that a member of the family comes in contact with the flu or has come in contact with the virus.
If you know someone who works in a medical setting, be sure to inform them of precautions that they should take when caring for patients or other members of the family. In Arkansas, many of these people are also being told to clean their hands thoroughly after touching or handling the flu and other potentially contaminated items.
If you need advice about the flu or the virus, you may want to speak to your doctor. Although many health officials believe that getting vaccinated is highly beneficial, you should also be informed about the risks and have all questions answered.