Influenza A

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My wife became ill on 03/15/2017, she shared it with me, I was sick as a dog on 03/19/2017. An ambulance took us both to the hospital that day, we spent three days there on IV’s with antibiotics. We were both close to pneumonia and are now in rehab here at the Arlington Care Center for another week or so.

Overview
Golden Living Center Arlington, in Arlington, SD, is rated 3.5 stars overall. It is a small facility with 45 beds and has for-profit, corporate ownership. It is not part of a continuing care retirement community. It participates in Medicare and Medicaid.

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This nasty bug is nothing to take lightly.

By Mayo Clinic Staff Print
“Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as stomach “flu” viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.”

“For most people, influenza resolves on its own. But sometimes, influenza and its complications can be deadly. People at higher risk of developing flu complications include:”

“Young children under 5, and especially those under 2 years
Adults older than 65
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
Pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum
People with weakened immune systems
People who have chronic illnesses, such as asthma, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes
People who are very obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher
Your best defense against influenza is to receive an annual vaccination.”

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5 thoughts on “Influenza A

  1. I’m glad you are both out of the hospital — do take it easy, and take good care of yourselves! And be sure to get a flu shot in the late summer or early fall!

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