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Maryland flu case on the rise

SALISBURY, Md -Statistically, influenza-related cases are rising, including Maryland's influenza-related death toll. The week ending February 23, their latest issue, the Maryland Department of Health, noted that the flu-like disease activity in Maryland is high and widespread. According to the Maryland Department of Health, there have been 29 flu-like deaths recorded from people visiting hospitals this season. This also includes one child's death recorded. And although the numbers continue to climb, is significantly lower from this time last year at 47. But doctors in Maryland say we are not out of the woods yet, and there may be a late rise on the road due to the recent influenza activity in Delaware. The latest reports from the Delaware Department of Health say there have been 1 6 influenza related this season. Healthcare professionals all over the country, and here at Delmarva, you are urged to still be vaccinated. Michael Bush, a local medical assistant at your Docs In in Salisbury, said their office was full of people showing flu-like symptoms. Bush says they have seen influenza A more than anything, but compared to previous strains, "some of the differences I have noticed, they haven't run consistent fever, which has been a bit of a change from previous strains", he said. Other doctors agree to say that it might be the reason why some people do not realize they have the flu. The Peninsula Medical Medical Center says people continue to enter their emergency-receiving cough, sneezing and showing signs of fatigue…

SALISBURY, Md -Statistically, influenza-related cases are rising, including Maryland’s influenza-related death toll.

The week ending February 23, their latest issue, the Maryland Department of Health, noted that the flu-like disease activity in Maryland is high and widespread.

According to the Maryland Department of Health, there have been 29 flu-like deaths recorded from people visiting hospitals this season. This also includes one child’s death recorded.

And although the numbers continue to climb, is significantly lower from this time last year at 47.

But doctors in Maryland say we are not out of the woods yet, and there may be a late rise on the road due to the recent influenza activity in Delaware.

The latest reports from the Delaware Department of Health say there have been 1

6 influenza related this season.

Healthcare professionals all over the country, and here at Delmarva, you are urged to still be vaccinated.

Michael Bush, a local medical assistant at your Docs In in Salisbury, said their office was full of people showing flu-like symptoms.

Bush says they have seen influenza A more than anything, but compared to previous strains, “some of the differences I have noticed, they haven’t run consistent fever, which has been a bit of a change from previous strains”, he said.

Other doctors agree to say that it might be the reason why some people do not realize they have the flu.

The Peninsula Medical Medical Center says people continue to enter their emergency-receiving cough, sneezing and showing signs of fatigue this season.

“Really, the cough is the greatest way it spreads, so it’s really important. If you have fever and cough we want to make sure you are isolated from humans,” says Gail Lemay with PRMC.

Lemay says Maryland has been happy to have a slower year so far, but Delaware’s numbers can contribute to more influenza-related diseases along the way.

“We see people from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia and then people traveling in,” she said. [19659002] The Health Department of Wicomico County says they urge people to continue being vaccinated, although the numbers may not be as high as last year.

“Right now, the vaccine looks like it’s about 47 percent effective, which not so bad, but it still doesn’t protect everyone, “says Olivia Butler with the Health Department.

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