Stories tagged with: INFLUENZA

December 23, 2014 - 5:18pm
48 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Health says the flu and influenza-like-illnesses are currently above baseline averages for the entire state.

Flu season can begin as early as October and can go as late as May, with flu activity usually peaking in January and February. It's still early in the season, and so far, there have been two deaths reported in the state of Ohio. The Director of Emergency and Trauma Services at Good Samaritan Hosptial, David Davis, says there are two first care units in...

December 10, 2014 - 2:48pm
50 weeks 5 hours ago

The most predominant strain of the flu this year is hitting Ohio hard compared to last year, but so far so good in our area.

According to the Health Department, in Muskingum County only two people have been hospitalized for the flu. Compare that to the four last year and Muskingum County is staying away from the flu. At least for now.

"That virus might not be in our area yet," Epidemiologist, Kristen baker said. "That's why we might not be seeing increased...

September 26, 2014 - 4:36pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

We are in the early stages of the fall season, but that's not the only thing that is starting right now.

Flu season is on its way. While there has not been a hospitalization due to influenza yet, Epidemiologist, Kristen Baker, at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department said it could begin very soon. This year's strain of influenza is not known yet because there haven't been enough cases in Ohio yet this year.

"Seasonal flu season is very unpredictable," Baker...

September 23, 2013 - 1:56pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Flu season is approaching and getting your yearly flu shot is one way to stay healthy all winter long.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department recently purchased 2,000 flu vaccines with levy-money and they're having a free flu shot clinic for Muskingum County residents. The one-day flu clinic will  be held at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on October 10.

"We ask that if people have a severe latex allergy or a severe allergy to eggs or if in the past when...

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