It should come at no surprise that flu season is in full swing.
As of February 13, widespread activity of influenza has been reported in New York State.
66% increase since the prior week in lab-confirmed flu reports
Influenza A (H1) is prominent
29% more patients have been hospitalized with lab-confirmed influenza than the week prior
No pediatric deaths associated with the flu have been reported this season
Are you doing your best to prevent the flu?
- Did you get your flu shot?
- Are you washing your hands regularly?
- Do you cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze?
- Are you getting enough sleep?
For some, the flu only develops into bothersome symptoms that last for about a week. For those with pre-existing medical conditions, children, senior citizens and pregnant women, the flu can pose a serious threat. For more information, contact your doctor today.