KOB-TV.com - By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico’s Department of Health has been coordinating an Ebola preparedness plan in case an outbreak were to occur, but they say it’s also time to prepare for the flu, which can also be deadly, and which you’re much more likely to catch.
“The similarities are fever, ebola you can have a very severe headache, body aches, you can also have vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain associated with that,” deputy state epidemiologist Joan Baumbach said.
That said, the flu can also be serious and even deadly. The NMDOH recommends flu vaccines for everyone, including kids.
Obesity, heart problems and old age are all risk factors. But young adults can get it too, and more of them died last flu season because they’re lease likely to get vaccinated. More