The CDC has released a new infographic warning people not to take their own antibiotics unless they’re under the care of a health care professional.
The agency says this advice is a “good reminder” for people to avoid the flu when under the direct care of healthcare professionals.
The graphic was released to coincide with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual Flu Fact Check, which is being held at the US Capitol on Thursday.
The CDC says people who have never taken their own antibacterial tablets should avoid taking them, and people who are allergic should not take them.
The agency recommends that people stay home if they do not have a prescription.
There are about 5.7 million Americans aged 6 to 64 with flu-like symptoms, according to the CDC.
The number is growing faster than the national flu count, and the flu is not expected to be eliminated until next year.
“In addition to being a great way to get well, it can also help protect you from other potentially life-threatening complications from flu, such as pneumonia and respiratory infection,” CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a statement.
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a senior physician at Children’s Hospital in Boston, said in an interview with ABC News that the CDC’s graphic is “good advice” because people who do not take their antibiotics when they’re not under medical supervision are more likely to contract other flu-related complications.
Kolodny said that people who get their antibiotics too early may not be aware of the risk of a potential infection.
“The key here is to get as many antibiotics as possible and be aware that the virus is active and that they can potentially spread,” Kolodney said.
He said that for those who are not able to take antibiotics because they’re on their own or do not want to do so, it’s a good idea to wait until a doctor is able to get a prescription for them.
“When the doctor does the test and it’s positive, they will likely give you the antibiotics to keep you healthy,” Kolodey said.
“But the real key is to make sure that the doctors and the nurse have all the information you need to make a decision about when to start taking the antibiotics.”
Dr Jonathan Fauci, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said it’s important to remember that flu is contagious and that people are often ill-prepared for it.
“It is true that people often take antibiotics that they don’t need because they don.
This is true regardless of how old the person is, how old their body is, the type of flu or even whether they have a family history of flu,” Fauce said.
Fauci said people should stay home when they do take antibiotics.
“If you take antibiotics, make sure you’re aware that if you’re not taking them properly, you’re going to have a higher risk of getting the flu,” he said.
“If they’re taking antibiotics and they’re taken improperly, then you’re at greater risk of transmitting the infection to others, and that could be the reason you’re sick.”
So if you are taking antibiotics at all, make it a habit of doing them regularly.
“Kolodey added that it’s also important to talk to your healthcare provider if you have a history of taking antibiotics.
The CDC also warns that people can catch the flu with a virus like the H1N1 pandemic, or the H5N1 bird flu.
The US Centers for Diseases Control and Protection recommends people stay at home if you do not get flu symptoms, even if you take a flu vaccine.
Fouci says people should also remember that if they don`t get flu-specific symptoms or they’re a healthy person, they should be able to handle the flu.”
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People with flu should be careful to take the right precautions when they take antibiotics.”
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