Influenza Activity in Cass County

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Influenza Activity in Cass County

ATLANTIC – Officials at Cass County Health System have reported higher than normal influenza activity so far this year, which is in keeping with state and nationwide trends. “We have had more than 40 cases of influenza so far this year and have seen mostly influenza A, as has the rest of the state,” said Dr. Todd Bean, Chief Medical Officer. “We want the public to be aware and take appropriate precautions to help control the spread of influenza and other illnesses.”

Dr. Bean stressed the importance of hand-washing and self-isolation in controlling the spread of the flu. “If people are ill, they should stay home from work, school and other activities. Hand-washing continues to be the most effective tool in preventing the spread of germs, and it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.”

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