Seasonal Flu 2013 Update January 23, 2013

NJ is still reporting high levels of flu state wide. In Morris County we are seeing less visits to doctors and emergency rooms for flu symptoms and we are just beginning to see a drop in over the counter flu and cold medications.
If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, you still can. Remember, wash your hands frequently and thoroughly to prevent the sharing of germs.

Flu Season 2013: Community Flu Update

Our county monitoring indicates that there is a decrease in people visiting doctors and the emergency room for flu-related symptoms. Although this is encouraging, we do anticipate the flu to continue for about 3 more months.

Flu virus can live on surface objects for about 8 hours. It is important to keep your hands from your eyes and face during the day and to wash them thoroughly and frequently as most of us share objects with others throughout the day.

Flu Season 2012 2013

Influenza activity is high across most of the United States according to CDC’s latest FluView report. CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for people who have not yet been vaccinated this season and antiviral treatment as early as possible for people who get sick and are at high risk of flu complications.
Washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are sick with fever helps slow the spread of the illness in the community.