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Flu Bug Bites Young Hardest This Time

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Iris Barnes

JACKSON, Miss. — The flu season is somewhat unusual here in Mississippi this year.


A lot of young people 20-40 years old appear to be getting hit hardest.  “The best way to protect yourself is to get a flu vaccination,” said Dr. Paul Bayers, with the Mississippi Department of Health.  “Most people who get it recover in a few days, but it can make you feel real bad.”

Symptoms of the flu include runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, fever, cough and extreme fatigue.

Don’t want to get a flu shot?  Dr. Bayers offers other suggestions.  Listen here: 

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