Flu season has barely ended, and the Rambo Health Center is already looking at plans for the next one.
Executive Director, Crystal Bebout, said Rambo can operate with a small staff for most of the year. But that changes when flu season comes around. During a meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioners Wednesday, Rambo officials discussed the best way to go about hiring extra nurses during the busy flu season.
"They want us to do a cost comparison to see all three...
Experts said this flu season could end up being as bad as the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.
In Muskingum County they've seen a peak in people being admitted to the hospital with complications from the flu. Since November 28, 31 patients have been admitted. Last year there wasn't even six or seven.
"If you're developing a productive cough, persistent fever or getting short of breath, can't eat or drink, then you're going to need to be seen by your doctor," said Dr. Vicki...
With the flu on the increase in Muskingum County, Genesis Hospital has decided to change it's rules on visitation.
Effective immediately the hospital will limit patient visitation at both of it's locations. Those permitted into the hospital are individuals 18 and older, immediate family and a limit of two visitors per patient. Only parents, grandparents and guardians may visit infants in the nursery. The hospital also states that all visitors must be free of flu symptoms.
An early spike in flu cases around Ohio has healthcare officials stressing the importance of protection against the virus.
This week is not only National Handwashing Awareness Week it's also National Flu Vaccine Week. Which acts a perfect time to remind residents how good hygiene can prevent the spread of the flu virus. Health officials say it could be a rough flu season.
"They are seeing a higher number of cases this year sooner than they have in years past, according to...
Flu cases are on the rise in Ohio but the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department says it shouldn't be considered a concern but a reminder.
Health providers in Licking County reported a total of 66 cases of the flu during the week of November 19th. While those numbers may seem alarming, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says during this time of year the numbers will always be higher.
"People are starting to increase checking with their doctor but it's...