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Posted on January 16, 2020 at 1:58 PM by Katie Combs Prichard
It’s easy to ignore something that has become familiar. For me, it’s the dripping faucet in my shower. At first, the annoying drip, drip kept me up at night. After a few weeks, though, I no longer noticed the drip—it just faded into the background. It’s now been several months and I still haven’t fixed the leak.
This time of year, influenza, better known simply as the flu, may for many people fall into the category of familiar enough to ignore. Flu is not a new disease—you hear about it every year. You may have even had the flu before, and you recovered completely. No big deal, you think.
Ignoring the flu because it feels familiar would be a big mistake. Chances are, you don’t know the flu as well as you think you do. Here are some things that you might not know:
I’ve finally resolved to stop ignoring my leaking faucet and have made a plan to visit the hardware store for parts. I encourage you to stop ignoring the flu and make a plan to visit your doctor’s office or a local pharmacy for a flu shot.
Dr. Aimee, Aimee Sisson, has returned to Placer as the county’s new health officer. Contact the public health office at (530) 889-7141.