Physicians and practices can go find more information about flu activity in North Carolina at: http://www.flu.nc.gov/flu/.
As the 2011-2012 flu season gets underway, the Hanover-Pender County Medical Society (NHPCMS) is urging area health care professionals to be immunized against influenza. The call comes in a letter that was drafted after Paul Kamitsuka, MD, an infectious disease physician, expressed concerns about the lack of influenza immunization among staff in long-term care centers in the area. The letter was jointly signed by NHPCMS President Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD, and New Hanover County Health Department Director David E. Rice, MPH, MA. It was sent to area health care professionals, agencies, schools and others with direct person-to-person contact with a patient, student or client. Read the letter here.