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Florida Flu Cases on the Rise in 2019

January 6th, 2020
With the peak of flu season upcoming, it's important to look back at beginning of the 2019-2020 flu season, as the number of people catching influenza is already outpacing what physicians have seen in the past. According to the Florida Department of Health, 16 outbreaks were reported during the week of Nov. 23, up from nine the week before. Of those, nine were confirmed influenza, while seven were illness with flu-like symptoms. Six counties – Hillsborough, Pinellas, Miami-Dade, Collier, Lake…

Is It Cold or Flu?

November 4th, 2017
Flu season typically runs from early October and can last into May. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends healthy adults and children be vaccinated to prevent the oftentimes deadly virus from spreading. Symptoms of the flu come on suddenly and are worse than those of the common cold. Those symptoms may include: Body or muscle aches Chills Cough Fever Headache Sore throat Flu-related hospitalizations since 2015 range from 140,000 to 710,000 annually, while flu-related deaths are estimated to have…