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Reported flu numbers down this year locally

The peak of the flu season may be over, but local health care providers warn that the virus usually remains until early April.  According to the Center for Disease Control data, as of the end of February, a high number of influenza-type illnesses were reported in 34 states including Wisconsin.  Leanne Pinkert, Infection Preventionist at Door County Medical Center, says, fortunately, this year’s flu strain is less severe and estimates less than a third of hospitalizations than the past year.

 

 

 The CDC recommends that as long as the flu is spreading, vaccination should continue and help with the potential spread of the disease.  You can find more information on flu prevention below.

 

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