Want to get ready for the biological attack you’re most likely to face this winter? Get a flu shot.State epidemiologist Patricia Quinlisk says there’s no medicine that will cure a flu virus, but flu shots have an impressive prevention rate. Health authorities fear with flu season about to start, people will flock to emergency rooms thinking they have anthrax. In light of worries over terrorism, should you get an anthrax shot?The anthrax vaccine is not available, so look at what you might die from this winter, and it’s the flu. Quinlisk says there are flu vaccines available, and she advises taking it. Public Health officials are worried that when the flu first hits, emergency rooms will be jammed with people .She’s concerned about people’s anthrax worries because the flu will come to Iowa and people will get it. Doctors point out that the flu may hit you all at once with heavy symptoms, and anthrax is more likely to begin with mild symptoms and get worse day by day.She predicts confidently that this winter thousands will get the flu in Iowa, and she expects exactly NO cases of anthrax, so people with flu-like symptoms will have: the flu!
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