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Is there a flu outbreak in your area?

  1. 11 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. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    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
    emmasuern, crymsyndiva, Kidrn911, and 13 others like this.
  4. Visit  Nrsasrus profile page
    There is an epidemic here in Minneapolis.
    brian likes this.
  5. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    Yes for north texas.
    Trinklee likes this.
  6. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
    MA is bad right now! The Mayor of Boston declared a State of Emergency!
  7. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    Just tried to get my boss a flu shot and cannot find any flu vaccine!
  8. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    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.
    Hygiene Queen, anotherone, tanna898, and 4 others like this.
  9. Visit  netglow profile page
    Chicagoland, yup Flu is here! Some hospitals are on bypass.
    Kidrn911 likes this.
  10. Visit  NurseKatie08 profile page
    Second that--I work about 30 miles north of Boston and we are seeing a ton of it at my hospital.
    anotherone likes this.
  11. Visit  cmimmel profile page
    Southwestern Wisconsin-yep!

    Many hospitals on diverson, lots of sick people and employees!
    chevyv likes this.
  12. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
    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.
    imintrouble and anotherone like this.
  13. Visit  msn10 profile page
    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.
    Libitina likes this.
  14. Visit  bellamia1015 profile page
    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.