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Flu Activity in Iowa Down

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Flu activity for most indicators is down in Iowa from previous weeks, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

This flu season there have been 207 influenza-associated deaths in the state. In the most recent reporting week there were 103 influenza-related hospitalizations. The proportion of outpatient visits due to influenza-like illness was 1.55%, below the regional baseline of 1.9% and below last week’s rate of 2.3%. To help prevent the spread of illness remember to clean your hands frequently, cover your coughs and sneezes, and contain illness by staying home when you’re sick.