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Page 8 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, February 5, 2015 The Irwin Russell Club Mrs. Bruce: Lewis will will meet on Friday, Feb- host the Friday, February ruary 13, at three-thirty 13, meeting of the Junior at the. home of Mrs. Pren- Irwin Russell Club at three- tiss Ferguson. Mrs. Tom thirty at her home. Addi- Rosenblatt will serve astional hostesses will include program chairman for theMrs. John Hewes and Mrs. afternoon. Jody Sessions. Recovering From Flu: Slow Down, Watch For Danger Signs Catddng the season's flu is medical director of the Stu- as easy as walking by someone dent]Employee Health Center. already sickened as they cough "Then, we spread it among or sneeze, experts warn. ourselves. Stay home. Someone But recovering from a virus else will take care ofyourjob? that can kn k you to your They advise those stricken knees for days on end? That with the flu to remember they can be a tough one, especially must take care of es, if you try to hurry the process even if they feel so rotten they or cut corners on taking care of only want to curl up in bed or yourself on their sofa. Taking the pre- Hem's why a good recovery scription drug Tamiflu at the from the flu is important, says first sign of the virus might Dr. Will Sorey, University of lessen its duration by a day or Mississippi Medical Center so, but won't deflect it, theysay. professor of pediatrics. "It af- , "Some people have the flu, H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y -- The children at WCCA's Creative Child- care took time from their busy day of fects just about every part of and they are .hurting or have learning and playing to sing "Happy your body except your hair, fever, but they don't take any- Birthdaf' to Miss Katherine Bray, your brain and your toenails, thing for it; said Olutad who will celebrate her ninetieth Ifs a systemic illness, and ifs whose clinic sees a dozeh or probably one of the more dan- morn students a day during birthday on February 5. Also sent are gerous infections over a period peak flu season. "At least take lots of good wishes and many thanks ofhistorythananyoftheBibli- ibuprofen or Tylenol to relieve cal plagues." the fever, the aches and the nurse manager of familymedi- Flu shots are currently avail- pains. You will f~l more cem- dne: "At the first sign of any able at the Wilkinson County fortableforit, cc~aplica~s, getyourselfback Health Department, and ex- "Not drinking enough fluids perts urge residents to roll up and not taking anything for to the doctor. There's a certain their sleeves before they find fever are the twoI seepercentage of people who will also get pneumonia, and you themselves down for the count, people neglect to do, she said. may be in that small percent- CDC officials also say this "ifyou den't feel like eating, you yea~s vaccine might not be as can drink soup, tea or sports age where the flu will kn(~,k you en , ur Sock" effoztive as in previous years drinks. Even if you don't have Olutade said, flu vic- because the current strain of an appetite, you need to drink tiros ~ask their health-care the virus has mutated. That fluids to keep yourselfhydrat- provider:to give them antibiot- could mean more hospitaliza- ed" tions and deaths. Flu patients need to be ' on't be foolish enough not aware that their endurance "is to get a flu vaccine," Sorey said. going to be very poor" Sorey 'q]mt vaccine could be the dif- said. "Flu makes your muscles ference between you living, and weak. If you start trying to run you dying, a marathon the day after your Somy and other UMMC fever goes away, you will wear health-care professionals en- yourselfout, and you may dam- courage flu victims to take criti- age tissue if you push hard., cal steps for a smart and safe And Sorey cautions that for recovery And along the way, both children and adults, feel- they say, take precautions not ing worse as the flu to pass on the nasty virus to is a huge red flag. "Yon can got friends, family, fellow students secondary infections alter the and coworkers, and especially flu, and pneumonia is a big those whose immune systems one,'Soreysai& fl_fyou get bet- are already compromised, ter, then get worse, that needs worst thing is that we to be addressed immediately by come to work when we have a doctorY the flu" said Dr. Joyce Olutade, Said Gerry Gray-Lewis, TO NATURAL GAS CUSTOMERS OF THE TOWN OF WOODVILLE Gas System Public Awareness Damage Prevention Notice Please read the following gas system safety information. It is provided to promote public awareness and damage prevention awareness. The Town of Woodville owns and operates a natural gas distribution system. The gas system consists of an underground network of pipelines throughout the Town and in unincorporated areas adjacent to the Town limits. The purpose of the gas system is to provide a reliable and safeeconomical source of energy for heating purposes to the homes and businesses adjacent to the underground gas pipelines. The pipeline system has the capacity to reliably deliver natural gas to the customers. The hazards of natural gas are that it is: odorless, colorless, tasteless, lighter than air and can ignite and/or explode with tremendous force when mixed with the right amount of air. Prevention measures taken include: Adding odorant to the gas to give it that distinctive smell, similar to rotten eggs, to warn us of its presence Testing the odorant level each calendar quarter Performing annual gas leakage surveys Conducting periodic pipeline patrols The following are signs that may indicate a gas leak: A hissing or roaring sound (caused by escaping gas) A patch of dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green setting along a pipeline route Blowing dirt, grass or leaves near a pipeline Continuous bubbling in wet, flooded areas A "gas smell," similar to rotten eggs Anyone who may smell this odor or notice any unusual conditions on or near gas mains, vents, service lines, meter sets, or especially inside of a building should call the Housing Authority office immediately. If you smell a strong gas odor inside a building, notify everyone In the. building to leave. Do not operate any switches or use the phone. Go a safe distance away upwind of the gas smell and call the Town of Woodville. With any gas leak protect life first then property, then notify the Town of Woodville. State and federal laws require excavators to notify MS One-Call two (2) full working days before digging. If any excavation is planned you must notify MS One-Call which will notify the Town of Woedville to locate the gas lines. The Town of Woodville maintains membership in the MS One-Call program. Emergency Contact Information: To obtain additional information or report a gas related issue call the Town of Woodville. The Town of Woodville phone number is 601-888-3338. The MS One- Call Center phone number is 811. This information and the pipeline signs are provided as public awareness and damage prevention awareness notices. ics, or a shot to pepthem up. "People say they want a Z-Pak," she said, referring to the an- tibiotic Zithromax prescribed for infoctior "Flu is a virus.An antibiotic won't make any difference. And, they want a Decadmn shot. That will not help with the symptoms of the fin." Gray-Lewis sug- gests, "Go home. Just go to bed and rest. You need to have good hand washJ and good Kleonex and a good trash can nearby. You will feel miserable, and being horizontal in bed in your most comfortable PJs and a quilt brings cemfort. If you think you can kick thgflu in a COUld: of days, "The ceugh can last up to two weeks," Ohtade said, adding that oveT-tl unter cough syrups win ease sympto "Ihe thing we tell patients at our clinic is that flu can last a goed weel Don't expect to go back to school for a full week" saidDr. Tami Brook& assistant professor of pediatrics. "I see a lot of cases where kids and parents want to get back to sports. You don't need to play competitive sports the day after you're fever free, she said. "You need to give your body the rest and fluids to recover well? for all the "Happy Days" made pos- sible by the generosity of Miss Kath- erine and her late husband, Francis Bray, who have been devoted bene- factors of WCCA's Creative Childcare since its inception and numerous other endeavors at WCCA. -- Submit- ted Photo. Parents of very young chil- dren often worry about fluid intake when little ones are too nauseated to hold down food or liquids, Brooks said. "Give pop- sides to kids older than 2, and children younger than 2 can have Pedialyte popsides that can be crashed up,' Brooks said. ' rhey don't need a regu- lar diet: They just need to stay hydrated, and they need to uri- nate every four to six hours" "In recovery, easy does it; Sorey advises. "If you work too hard, you can cause a cas- cade of problems. Use common sense m nutrition. Don't try to gain all of your weight back in one sitfdng? Just get your flu shot now if you haven't already, Sorey ad- vises. "I hope people aren't being lulled into a false sense of secu- rity,', he sai&"The (flu) hammer comes down about every four years. I don't know if will be the year or not, but this dis- ease needs to be treated with more respect than it gets." FLU D(Ys and DON'IS DO stay home from work or school SO that you don't infect others and hinder your own recovery. DO take your recovery slow- ly and seriously. Just because you're fever free doesn't mean you are well. DON't forget to drink and stay hydrated, even though you don't feel like eating. DON't ignore worsening symptoms, or getting better, then worse. Call your health- care provider immediately. CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH FLU: The Centers for Control recommends giving a sick person his own room. If more than one persen,has flu, they can share a room. Have sick people use the same bathroom and well,peo- ple use a different bathrooh% if possible. Give each sick person his own drinking glas wash- cloth and towel. Caregivers should wash their own hands frequently. WHEN YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE FLU: Most people with flu should stay home and avoid contact with others except to get medi- cal care. Consult your health- care provider about whether you should go to a health-care provider for a diagnosis. Go to the ER if you or a child have emergency warning signs such as fast breathing or trou- ble br thing, bluish skin color, not waldng up or interacting, infants or small ddldmn not wanting to be held, flu symp- toms that improve but then return with a worse cough or fever, fever with a rash, pain or pressure in chest or abdomen, dizziness or confusion, severe vomiting, and worse cough. Get medical help ~tely an infant .u 4ble to eat has trouble breathin no tears when cryir and significantly fewer wet diapem than normal. Spring Planting Is Near: Join Arbor Day, 10 Free Redbud Trees Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. 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