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MILWAUKEE -- It seems like everyone is sick! Bradley Corp. just released the results of its annual Health and Hand Washing survey and found 69% of young adults are extremely concerned about getting the flu. We all know the best way to prevent getting the flu is by washing our hands often -- yet the survey of 1,000 American adults found 82% of people see others leaving public restrooms without washing their hangs.

The survey also had some interesting findings about the lengths people go to avoid getting sick -- and Jessob joins Real Milwaukee to quiz us on those results.

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  • FRANK TOFINI

    I have read your article with a great deal of interest. There are many other articles across the country indicating the spread and intensity of the flu. Many people have died as a result of the flu. Most articles I’ve read emphasize the importance of getting a vaccine as a preventive measure. Once the flu is contracted, a vaccine is of no use. Those vaccinated can’t receive the full benefit of the vaccine until 2 weeks. Very few articles, however, speak of the medication available to treat the flu once it has been contracted. Statements like this are common:
    “When we have spikes in flu activity like we’re having right now, it’s common that patients have difficulty finding Tamiflu,”
    If you have ever been in the hospital and needed medication right away, you know the first thing that they do to you in stick an IV into you to give you your medication through a bag connected to the IV. An IV is the fastest way to get the medicine into you without it getting diluted through an IM injection or through your digestive tract when taking medication orally.
    When the Swine flu epidemic was looming on the horizon, the government stockpiled the only injectable IV antiviral in the world, Peramivir (Trade name: RAPIVAB). It spent 22.5 million dollars for the stockpile of this medication. It hadn’t even been completely approved by the FDA yet but because of its very good track record in previous testing, was allowed to be used under the Emergency Use Authorization Rule. Since then, it received approval by the FDA in December of 2014. It is now available on the open market. The manufacturer of this medication is BioCryst in Alabama. The antiviral (PERAMIVIR) RAPIVAB is marketed by Seqirus-us.com. Their contact is:
    Rapivab
    Phone: 1-888-435-8633
    Fax: 1-855-763-0350
    I am writing this letter to you so that you can be aware that there is an excellent antiviral on the market that works against many different strains of the flu virus (it was initially developed to fight the bird flu) and is readily available. You can Google ‘Rapivab’ on the internet. Taking this medication soon after contracting the flu may help to save many lives, particularly those of the elderly.
    If there are any questions I can help you with, you can contact me at franktofini@aol.com. Thank you for your consideration.

    Frank Tofini

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