Monday, February 4, 2013
The flu is holding steady across the county and state.
The flu is still going strong in Cuyahoga County, with numbers much higher than last year. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent report, which ended Jan. 19, flu-related hospitalizations declined again—from about 130 to 43—but emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms held steady. And those numbers are just provisional and can change in future reports. Last week, it looked like hospitalizations were on the decline, but numbers were back up in this week’s report. One thing is for sure—this season is much worse than last. About 111 more patients visited emergency departments for flu-like symptoms and fevers during this week in 2013 than the same time period…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The number of cases seems to be decreasing in Cuyahoga County.
Don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—it looks like the flu is easing up in Cuyahoga County, but it’s still worse than last year at this time. Cuyahoga County provides weekly influenza reports on its website. According to the most recent report, which ended Jan. 12, flu-related hospitalizations in the area were down from the past few weeks—65 hospitalizations compared to about 140 each the previous two weeks. And emergency room and doctor visits for flu-like symptoms were also down. But there were about 110 more emergency department visits for flu-like symptoms and about 55 more over-the-counter medications purchased per drug store than the same time period last year. If you’re still planning to get a flu shot—or you just want some …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
"Widespread" flu activity in Cuyahoga County has been reported this flu season
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District posted information about the flu on its website Wednesday. The article, written by the district's registered nurse Chris Bell, lists ways to protect yourself from the virus and how to know if you have it. symptoms and treatment for the virus. Influenza has been widespread in Cuyahoga County this flu season. To prevent the flu, wash your hands, eat healthily, drink plenty of water and get lots of rest, the article urges. For more tips, click here.