Health officials report 'widespread' flu in Kentucky

Health officials report 'widespread' flu in Kentucky

Health officials report 'widespread' flu in Kentucky

Last week, the GP consultation rate for ILI increased to 20.3 per 100,000 population, up from 6.8 per 100,000 the previous week.

During the week of December 3, Mountain States and Wellmont hospitals recorded 54 positive flu cases.

Officials say flu activity began earlier this season than usual.

State health officials continue to encourage people to get flu shots as a way to avoid the illness.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever. This is different from the common cold, which tends to come on more gradually and usually includes a runny nose and a normal temperature.

Yes, experts KPRC spoke to said with the flu shot, your body will mount a stronger defense.

Since Oct. 1, she said the Peterson Regional Medical Center's emergency room has tallied 34 positive tests for flu; and at the Urgent Care Center on Junction Highway, they have counted 20 flu cases.

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Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

"The flu is considered contagious".

The 73-year-old and 80-year-old Dallas residents after complications from the seasonal flu.

Dallas County Health and Human Services is reporting the second and third flu-related deaths in Dallas County for the 2017-2018 season. You won't get as sick, and who wants to be really sick with the flu?

"Please do not visit hospitalized patients if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have had flu-like symptoms during the past seven days", OSF HealthCare said in a statement.

Children may experience nausea and vomiting. "People should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and prevent spreading the virus, such as washing their hands frequently, covering their cough and staying home if they are ill".

Burton has been in nursing since 1989; and has worked in infection prevention for the past seven and a half years.

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