Your Health: Nov. 13, 2000


EVADING INFLUENZA Other than a quarantine, how can you protect your family when one of your kids comes home with the flu? The answer may lie in Relenza, the first flu drug that's inhaled. Researchers say if a strict protocol is followed, Relenza can reduce the odds that the flu will spread within a family by 79%. Beginning with the first sign of the flu, the sick child must inhale Relenza twice a day for five days. Siblings and parents, meanwhile, should use it once a day for 10 days. Even better: get a flu shot in the first...

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