HONOLULU (KHON2) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die as a result. The overuse of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, which is considered a threat to public health. So when are antibiotics needed and when are they not? Find out with Dr. Ignasia Tanone, Emergency Medicine Physician at The Queen's Medical Center, in this segment of Ask a Specialist on Wake Up 2day.
If you haven't taken the flu shot yet, you can check with your primary care doctor's office to see if they offer it. If you don't have a doctor, The Queen's Health Care Centers provide primary care and a wide range of services with seven locations on Oahu, the Big Island and Kauai. For more information, go to: www.queens.org/healthcarecenters
And for easy ways to avoid the flu virus, go to: www.queens.org/health-wellness/easy-ways-to-avoid-the-flu-virus