The flu season isn't over quite yet. Despite a decrease in people getting sick from Influenza A, there's an increase in Influenza B.

Flu season peaked in early February but CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund tells the Chicago Tribune "we may see a late-season bump of influenza B" into mid-April.

Flu cases in Oneida County decreased from 157 cases to 77 from the previous week. Madison County says a drop from 33 to 24 and in Herkimer County the trend continued with 16 cases, down from 35, according to the New York Department of Health

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • When sick, limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or other necessities.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid spreading germs by touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.

See the weekly flu report at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and get more tips to avoid catching the flu.


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