Flu Update

Flu update from MDPH Immunization-Infectious Disease Bureau:

Influenza season is underway, and parts of the U.S. are reporting widespread flu activity at high intensity (for example, in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana).  Epidemiologists from southern and mid-western states have described busy healthcare sites, and clusters influenza-like illness in schools and long-term care facilities.  Our experience with influenza suggests that we will soon be seeing similar flu activity in the northeast.  As of last week we have seen “regional” activity in Massachusetts, at low intensity.  (For more detailed information about influenza nationally and in Massachusetts, see FluView and the MDPH FluFacts Blog.)

As a district, we should do the following to prepare for influenza:

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Take care and enjoy your holidays!

Christine Babicz MSN, RN

Nurse Leader Medway Public Schools

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