Is there a flu outbreak in your area?

  1. 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.

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  3. by   imintrouble
    The good thing about living in a rural area is fewer people congregate together. That usually equals less flu.
    Also good for the zombie apocalypse
  4. by   Nrsasrus
    There is an epidemic here in Minneapolis.
  5. by   CrunchRN
    Yes for north texas.
  6. by   PediLove2147
    MA is bad right now! The Mayor of Boston declared a State of Emergency!
  7. by   CrunchRN
    Just tried to get my boss a flu shot and cannot find any flu vaccine!
  8. by   imintrouble
    I have to vent. My sister works at WalMart. Been to the MD, has the flu, coughing and hacking over everthing. This bug has flattened her. She called into work, 3rd day, the boss says "You know you've called in three days". "You know it's not like it's cancer or anything". Never said she COULDN'T call in, but strongly hinted at repurcussions if she did.

    I guess he didn't get the memo about staying at home when you're sick.
    If you go to WalMart and see a coughing, feverish looking cashier, you might want to change lines. And don't blame them for not staying home.
  9. by   netglow
    Chicagoland, yup Flu is here! Some hospitals are on bypass.
  10. by   NurseKatie08
    Second that--I work about 30 miles north of Boston and we are seeing a ton of it at my hospital.
  11. by   cmimmel
    Southwestern Wisconsin-yep!

    Many hospitals on diverson, lots of sick people and employees!
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    48 Flu patents in one of our ERs last night.

    My staff been sick with Flu and URI going temp was 103 today, no cough, so I'm working from home 2day, forcing fluids, acetaminophen, chicken soup and taking naps.... checking in @ AN during rest break.
  13. by   msn10
    Southwestern Wisconsin-yep!

    Many hospitals on diverson, lots of sick people and employees!
    Southeastern as well - ER's have been diverting for days which is crazy since we have a hospital like every 5 miles.

    I know the CDC has their stats, but I would really like to know how many of these patients got the flu shot and still got the flu. I can't get the shot because of negative reactions to previous ones so I am always a little nervous this time of year.
  14. by   bellamia1015
    I'm not a nurse but there must be an outbreak in my area because my 5 yr old got the flu right before Christmas and she was sick for over two weeks. I had to take her to the ER because urgent care was full of people who were worse than my daughter. I live in the suburbs of Atlanta, 20 min from Midtown. I think she got it, well I know she got it from school because she is in Kindergarten.