Sooner Than You Think

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Sooner Than You Think  

Tree pollen starts to cause allergy problems as early as February and March, even in the Northeast, when trees begin to release their pollen.  Tree pollens that trigger allergies tend to be very fine and powdery and can be carried by the wind for miles.  Windy days this time of the year can transport tree pollen great distances and surprise allergy sufferers.

Tree pollen can cause the same symptoms as most spring allergies – itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headache and sneezing.  Be ready when the winds come your way with Dr. Nenninger’s Triple Allergy Defense.

Late Start to the Flu Season

The Center for Disease Research and Policy released the report Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact this week with interesting information on the current flu season. Here is the link and some highlights:

• After a slow start to the flu season in many Northern
Hemisphere countries, activity is starting to pick up, much
of it led by the 2009 H1N1 virus, known to cause severe
illnesses even in younger healthy people, from the World
Health Organization (WHO).

• The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
stated that while overall levels are still low, flu activity is
increasing in the United States and it has received several
reports of severe flu infections, particularly in young- to
middle-aged adults related to the 2009 H1N1 virus.

• For those traveling abroad, parts of the Middle East, Russia, Ukraine and several European countries are reporting very
high flu activity.

To read more, see: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2016/02/late-start-northern-hemisphere-flu-season-feels-strong-h1n1-impact