The flu- it's here

On February 2nd, the University of Arkansas said they had seen 134 cases of the flu since the start of spring semester. The number of cases already seen is significantly more than this time last year.

Wash those hands and take care of yourself!  

Symptoms of the flu:

Symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.

People may experience:

Pain areas: in the muscles

Cough: can be dry or with phlegm

Whole body: chills, dehydration, fatigue, fever, flushing, loss of appetite, or sweating

Nasal: congestion, runny nose, or sneezing

Also common: body ache, chest discomfort, head congestion, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, sore throat, or swollen lymph nodes

The numbers below come from the most recently published report from the Arkansas Department of Health. The numbers are from February 4, 2017:

There have been 19 flu-related deaths reported in Arkansas during this flu season. 16 of those deaths were among people 65 and older.

Over 3,200 people tested have tested positive for the flu in Arkansas during this flu season.

During the week of January 29 - February 4, an average of 6.7% of students were absent from school.

During that week, 60 counties reported flu cases.

Stay well! : )

Ashley King

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