Influenza activity is increasing in Washington County. Washington County Public Health has received several reports of influenza “rapid test positive” cases, diagnosed in healthcare providers’ offices, which is an indication of increased influenza activity in the area. Washington County residents are being treated for influenza both at home and in hospital settings. Nearly 400 cases of flu have been confirmed by the State Hygienic Lab.
Washington County Public Health recommends the flu vaccine as the best defense against getting the illness and is reminding people of the three Cs: cover your coughs and sneezes, clean your hands frequently, and contain germs by staying home when ill.