'It is a cesspool of funky flu'

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A Florida nurse went on a blistering post-shift rant about this year's devastating flu season, and she really wants you to wash your "stinking hands".

One Florida emergency room nurse, Katherine Lockler, was feeling particularly frustrated after a 12-hour night shift.

The video garnered more than 4 million views on Facebook at the time of publishing this story.

Don't bring your kid's sports team, don't bring your "healthy children" and definitely don't bring your newborn babies, Lockler said. "Also, on the off chance that you don't have what I call a true emergency, this would not be an opportunity to go to the emergency room".

Lockler said she has been most concerned with what she has seen in the hospital. She uses a sarcastic tone and animated facial expressions at times to get her point across.

She then demonstrated how to minimize the transmission of germs while sneezing, quipping, "Watch this - I'm going to teach you all a magic trick".

"Some of them are not true emergencies but they are waiting along with the flu right next to them", she said. "Let me show you again, in slow motion!" she is heard saying, before repeating the move. "But they're waiting along with the flu right next to them, so guess what?"

But Katherine insists she didn't mean to undermine anyone's intelligence, she just wanted people to understand how they can take the correct precautions to get themselves disinfected. In the video, titled "After Work Thoughts", she highlights the heightened risk of catching the flu this season and shares some sassy-toned tips to avoid getting yourself, and other people, sick. "But guess what? Five flues came in; 15 flues walk out".

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"Watch this", she said as she pulled the camera back to fully show the demonstration.

Lockler said a major issue has been patients going into the emergency room for something they could've gone to a clinic for.

AN EXHAUSTED nurse launched a brazen six minute Facebook tirade educating her social media followers on how they can stop spreading the flu virus because "it seems people aren't aware".

Lockler told Pensacola News Journal in a phone interview Wednesday that she has personally witnessed some of the carelessness.

Lockler also warned healthy people to avoid emergency rooms.

According to the latest estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been about 37 pediatric deaths related to the flu so far this season, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald reported on January 26 to reporters in a flu activity update.

At the end of the clip, after sharing tales of how ER nurses and doctors are cussed at by impatient patients, she asks ER visitors to "please thank an ER nurse and nurses and doctors who are taking care of sick people right now".

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