The CDC estimates that anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 people are diagnosed with Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) each year. GBS is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
In the age of social media, it seems like every day is “National Something Random Day.” For example, February 22 was “National Margarita Day.” Two days prior, February 20, was “National Love Your Pet Day.”
There are several underlying conditions that can make an individual more susceptible to severe and even deadly, flu-related complications. This is why the CDC recommends that children and adults with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and other disorders get a flu shot every season.
You’ve seen and heard it all over the news: This year’s flu season is one of the worst we’ve had in the last 10 years.
Here is a brief overview of some of the most important news and statistics being reported and what you and your family can do to prevent the flu:
SIRVA stands for Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. Symptoms of SIRVA include swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection site, shoulder pain, and limited range of motion in the arm where the injection was administered.