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Flu cases are on the rise

Friday, November 18, 2022 by Tai Moses

The hardworking epidemiologists at Austin Public Health have been monitoring the spread of flu-like illnesses in Austin-Travis County and they’re not liking what they’re seeing. Cases have started popping up earlier in the season than usual and area schools have reported at least eight flu outbreaks so far. Local emergency departments are busy treating flu and other respiratory illnesses. So what to do? Health officials strongly recommend getting a seasonal flu shot and making sure everyone in the family is up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is not the time to take chances with your health – or with anyone else’s health. APH has commonsense advice: “People will be gathering indoors during upcoming holidays, and it is important to take precautions to limit spreading viruses.” Those who are hosting gatherings in their home are advised to read the CDC’s advice on how to improve ventilation indoors.

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