Influenza kills more people than Bird-Flu.

Bird Flu is a scary virus and I hope that we will be able to find ways to protect our selves, when (and if) it starts spreading amongst humans.

But a virus does not have to be scary to be a killer.

The not-very-scary “common” influenza virus kills tens of thousands of people (specially old people) all over the world every year.

In addition, Influenza poses serious risks for people with any kind of chronic medical conditions.

In spite of the above, many people refuse to protect them selves with a flu shot, as recommended by the medical community.

Your Shot For Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Lung Association and other leading health authorities recommend annual influenza vaccination for those with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and cancer, among others.

Despite these recommendations, vaccination rates among these groups remain low.

Now The American Lung Association is offering a Flu Clinic Locator.

To find a Flu Clinic in your area, enter your zip code into the Flu Clinic Locator to the right.

You will get the date, times, address, and phone number of the Clinics offering flu shots near you, as well as a map showing where the Clinic is located.

The American Lung Association updates the Locator daily, so you will always get the most up-to-date Flu Clinic information.

Here is a link for the Flu Clinic Locator for you and for your friends:

http://www.findaflushot.com/lungusa/friend.php?brand=ala

 

                          The Influenza (Flu) Virus

 Influenza Virus Structure

 

Sources:

http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.aspx?c=aqKGLXOAIlH&b=1015035

http://www.cdcfoundation.org

micro.magnet.fsu.edu/…/influenzavirus.html

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