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LOWER YOUR RISK.

ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER BRANDON EVANS IS LIVE OUTSIDE U.N.M HOSPITAL, WITH THAT, AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR IF YOURE FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER.

THE BIGGEST RATS RIGHT NOW ARE VIRAL RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS LIKE INFLUENZA.

>> WE ARE IN THE THICK OF IT.

>> THE LATEST INFECTIOUS DISEASE REPORT SHOWS INFLUENZA NUMBERS PEAKED IN EARLY JANUARY.

THIS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE UNM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SAYS CERTAIN GROUPS ARE MORE AT RISK THAN OTHERS.

>> RSV TENDS TO AFFECT LITTLER KIDS, UNDER THE AGE OF 2 OR 3 WHERE THE MOST SEVERE ILLNESSES ARE SEEN.

INFLUENZA CAN AFFECT ANYONE OF ANY AGE.

>> HE SAYS FLU SHOTS ARE STILL THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THE FLU, AND GOOD HYGIENE HELPS WITH FLU AND RSV PREVENTION.

>> WASHING YOUR HANDS, COVERING YOUR MOTHER WHEN YOU COUGH STAYING HOME FROM WORK OR SCHOOL IF YOU ARE SICK WILL ALSO HE DECREASE TRANSMISSION.

>> BUT IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMB THINKS THEY MIGHT ALREADY BE SICK HERES WHAT TO LOOK FOR.

>> REALLY HIGH FEVERS COULD BE A SIGN THAT THERE MIGHT BE COMPLICATION.

IN THE LITTLE KIDS, PARTICULARLY THE BABIES, IF YOU THINK THEYRE STRUGGLING TO BREATH OR HAVING DIFFICULTIES WITH RESPIRATION, THATS ANOTHER REASON TO COME IN AND GET LOOKED AT.

>> HE SAYS TAMIFLU IS STILL THE BEST TREATMENT FOR INFLUENZA AND ITS MOST EFFECTIVE IF YOU START IT WITHIN THE FIRST 2-3 DAYS OF THE ILLNESS.

HE SAYS THERES NO REA MEDICATION FOR RSV, BUT PATIENTS WHO GET THE VIRUS GET OXYGEN AND HYDRATION TREATMENTS WHILE THE RSV AND INFLUENZA NUMBERS ARE HGHER THIS YEAR

THAN LAST YEAR, THEY ARE STILL LESS THAN THEY WERE IN 2018.

HOWEVER, GO UP TH BED -- GO U

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