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Nebraska, Omaha, Highest Flu Activity In The Country

Dec 20, 2019

The flu is running rampant in eastern Nebraska.  According to the Walgreens Flu Index, the Omaha market covering eastern Nebraska and western Iowa has the highest flu activity in the country.  The index says Nebraska as a state also has the highest flu activity in the country.

 

Health Department Encourages Flu Shots

Oct 3, 2019

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging people to prepare for flu season by getting a flu shot.  Health department officials say nearly 38-hundred cases were reported in the county during the last flu season.  Douglas County residents are being urged to get vaccinated by the end of October.    

Dr. Marvin Bittner, Creighton University School of Medicine Associate Professor and Infectious Disease Specialist, says this week, which is National Influenza Vaccination Week, everyone over the age of 6 months should get their flu shot.  

The good doctor chats with Mike Hogan about how the flu is spread (through the air we breathe and being  within three to six feet of someone who is infected) and how we can prevent become a statistic.   

More information can be found at  https://www.creighton.edu/chc/studenthealthservices/services/shoothefluatcu/

Infectious Disease Specialist Says Flu Warrants Medical Attention for Many

Feb 22, 2018

The 2017-2018 flu season is definitely not over yet.  According to a report on DouglasCountyHealth.com, there were 515 positive influenza tests reported last week -- only 19 fewer than the week before.