Flu Severity Ranked ‘HIGH’ Along Panhandle

Attention! The Flu Bug is creeping in on us from Pensacola to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Genentech announced last week that the national severity of flu outbreaks is considered “MODERATE”, while our region ranks “HIGH” with cases. You can check out your local area by visiting: http://www.flufacts.com/flu-tracker.jsp?zipcode=32503 .

Some symptoms of the seasonal flu include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Cough
  • Runny nose

If you’re experiencing these symptoms…

Antiviral prescription medicine may be taken within the first 2 days of symptoms to shorten the length and severity of the flu bug, so see a doctor as soon as you notice that you or a friend are experiencing flu symptoms.

If you do not have health insurance or have high deductibles in order to see a doctor, you should visit ProHealth Medical Care for a $50 office visit. We will not file Medicare, Medicaid, or any type of insurance. See the ProHealth Medical Care tab above or blog below for additional information regarding ProHealth Medical Care.