North Carolina Among States with Increased Flu Activity

The CDC reports that North Carolina is among 26 states that have reported widespread influenza activity. The list includes states surrounding North Carolina.  According to the CDC, visits to doctors for influenza-like illness are increasing nationally, are higher than what is typically experienced during this time of year and have increased for six consecutive weeks.  More details and additional information can be found in the CDC’s weekly FluView report at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/.  Physicians may download a two-page flyer, 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick  at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/2009-10/pdf/what_to_do_if_you_get_sick.pdf. Also available is an FAQ, Questions and Answers: Use of Antiviral Medicines for the Treatment and Prevention of Flu Among Pregnant Women for the 2009-2010 Season, http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/pregnancy/antiviral_pregnant_qa.htm.

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