Is there a flu outbreak in your area? - page 3

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Are you experiencing a flu outbreak in your area? There seems to be a lot of news about this lately. Please share your experience below. Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your... Read More


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    Type A at ours, Type B 30 minutes from us. Its been crazy
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    Midwest? Yep.

    Went to my doctor's urgent care for a non-flu matter on Monday. The NP who saw me said they were up to their armpits in flu cases.

    Hope they get some good data on the efficacy of flu vaccination out of the misery people are having.

    For the record, I got the flu shot....so far it has worked. .
    NutmeggeRN, tnmarie, and msn10 like this.
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    Yes here in TN. My sis' facility is quarantined, no one is allowed to go between halls, and their staffing is down 80%. I work private duty so the major risk comes from the other nurses who work in facilities and bring it to the pts home. We've escaped it thus far. Seems like it is going to be one of the worst flu years in a while...
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    I had the flu 2 weeks ago temp was 103-104 for 2 days throat was extremely swollen couldn't swallow. Worse feeling ever. Opted to go to a after hours clinic instead of the hospital. Funny thing I end up getting a flu shot a week later for nursing school clinicals smh
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    Yes, I've noticed at work an increase in flu/URIs in the past 2 weeks. Several people that I swabbed came back + for flu.

    ...sigh...I think I'm coming down with something now too! Grrrrr...
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    Apparently it made the headline of CNN.com
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    Yup, it is because of the cold weather. Even the nurses are affected.
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    I don't think there is a flu epidemic going on. As per usual it's a media beat-up and the drive is to ensure flu vaccine compliance.If you don't take the flu shot, the grim reaper is gonna git ya!!!
    imintrouble, anotherone, and morte like this.
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    Quote from Garethaus
    I don't think there is a flu epidemic going on. As per usual it's a media beat-up and the drive is to ensure flu vaccine compliance.If you don't take the flu shot, the grim reaper is gonna git ya!!!
    In my State (CT) the state health department has close to 1700 confirmed cases of flu, this time last year there was only 30 confirmed cases. That's a huge increase. We aren't even in our peak flu time yet. Last year peak was mid-February. We have close to 1700 confirmed cases, who's to say how many more cases of flu are out there that just haven't been confirmed due to the person not going to the doctor.
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    CT Pixie--when you say confirmed cases , what does that mean. Did cultures that were done come back positive for influenza?

    Dont get me wrong, sick people are sick people. Whether it is influenza or another variant doesn't matter. The people still need help. I was just wondering if this was something the influenza vaccination would be of help agaisnt? Influenza like illness and influenza are two different things.


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