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Thursday December 4th, 2014

Posted at 6:14pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has confirmed the first three cases of the flu in Windsor-Essex County. All three cases reported affected seniors who are 65 years or older.

The Health Unit says that is still not too late to get your influenza vaccine. Residents of Ontario can get influenza vaccine free-of-charge at participating pharmacies, walk-in-clinics, or through their family physicians. The Windsor-Essex County Health has recently concluded the scheduled influenza clinics for the community. Based on the demand, health unit can offer additional influenza clinic for the residents.

Influenza presents itself with sudden onset of fever and chills, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, fatigue (tired and no energy), headache, muscle aches and pains, sore throat and loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur, mainly in children.

The best way to protect yourself from influenza is to get your influenza vaccine. You can avoid the spread of influenza through proper hand washing, coughing and sneezing in your sleeves and staying away from work when sick.

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