Twelve US States Are Now Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

Ray Weaver
December 22, 2017

Gwen Paul, administrator for the Cleveland County Health Unit at Rison, said there have been confirmed cases of the flu in Cleveland County, but her office has yet to be informed of any critical outbreaks at any of the schools as of Monday.

Clean - Wash your hands often. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the USA are hospitalized for flu-related complications and about 36,000 die as a result of the illness. "The number of cases has been climbing but steadily, not "spiking". "CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend flu shots for all women who are or expect to be pregnant during the flu season". The CDC has reported 62 such cases of A (H3N2) v infections this season already-39 occurred Maryland, 15 in OH, and the rest occurred in Delaware, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

This might mean employers considering more flexible sick-time policies so that employees can stay home without losing wages. Influenza affects millions across the United States each year.

There are four steps that can help prevent the spread of the disease.

Flu season lasts from October through May.

The more people who get it, he said, the less likely there will be a serious flu problem in the country. "The Department for Public Health is strongly urging anyone who hasn't received a flu vaccine, particularly children 6 months and older and those people at high risk for complications related to the flu, to check with local health departments or other providers about getting the vaccine". Young children and adults 65 and older are more at risk of being contaminated by the flu.

The issues involving vaccinations, for the flu or other illnesses, are complex and boil down to personal choice, say opponents of MCMC's policy. This will help you recover, but it will also lower the chances of making others sick.

Avoid close contact with sick people.

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