According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu surveillance, influenza activity continues to increase in the U.S. Influenza A (H1N1), H3N2 and Influenza B continue to co-circulate.
In Lake County, there remains only one confirmed influenza outbreak at a long-term care facility. At the same time last year, Lake County had 21 long-term care facilities reporting a flu outbreak.
It is not too late to get vaccinated. The flu vaccine is still available from many providers and retail locations throughout Lake County. Contact your doctor or visit www.vaccinefinder.org to search for locations where flu vaccinations are given then call ahead to check on availability.
Protect yourself and others from illness by remembering to Clean, Cover and Contain:
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- Use a tissue or your arm to cover coughs and sneezes.
- Contain your illness by staying home and resting.