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GRU Explains West Nile virus infections

As the Georgia Public Health Laboratory confirmed three cases of West Nile virus infections in Augusta, local people may wonder what they can do to protect themselves and their families.

Dr. Jim Wilde, professor of pediatrics emergency medicine at Georgia Regents University, is a member of the Georgia Pandemic Influenza Planning Committee and the Medical College of Georgia Pandemic Flu Committee and serves as the state medical director for GUARD – Georgia United Against Antibiotic Resistant Disease. Following the H1N1 flu scare in 2009, Wilde worked in conjunction with the East Central Health District to develop and activate G-LINE: Georgia Region G Local Information Network for Emergencies. This website was designed to provide locally relevant information to physicians and the general public during public health emergencies.

Aiken Standard: Flu shot best way to combat season

The Aiken Standard: December 14, 2014

Flu shot still the best way to combat the season

Even though there could be a bit of a mismatch in this year’s vaccine, local physicians still recommend the flu shot as the most effective way to combat influenza, a contagious viral disease that can cause fever, muscle aches, and cold-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and a runny nose.

Emergency medicine and infectious disease expert Dr. Jim Wilde discusses how the flu vaccine is determined each year and why some are more vulnerable to the virus.

Officials still recommend good hygiene, particularly frequent handwashing; avoiding contact with someone who has the flu; and staying away from others if you become symptomatic.

Read Flu shot is best way to combat the flu season.

Everyday Health: Is the flu vaccine necessary?

wilde, Dr. JamesEverydayHealth.com : Sept. 9, 2013 – Dr. Jim Wilde, a Professor of Emergency Medicine at GRU’s Medical College of Georgia and a flu expert for Georgia Regents Health System, weighs in about who should get the flu vaccine. Most medical experts strongly advise getting the flu vaccine, especially those in high risk groups, but many people are still skeptical. Read about Is the flu vaccine really necessary?