Seasonal Flu Update February 4, 2013

The flu is still widespread throughout NJ. Morris County hospitals have been seeing a high number of influenza patients with complications being admitted to the hospitals.

Continue to wash your hands, cover coughs and sneezes, stay home when sick and call your doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

In addition to flu there are gastrointestinal illnesses, many caused by norovirus, circulating in the community. The best way to reduce the risk of getting the virus is to:

Practice good hand hygiene
Carefully wash fruits and vegetables
Clean and disinfect surfaces if in contact with body fluids
Food Handlers should wait 3 days before returning to work if ill with norovirus

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.