Doctors see spike in flu cases across Region 8

There are 5 comments on the Mar 13, 2012, KAIT-TV Jonesboro story titled Doctors see spike in flu cases across Region 8. In it, KAIT-TV Jonesboro reports that:

The influenza virus is reportedly going around Northeast Arkansas, as local doctors have seen a spike in the number of patients suffering from the flu recently.

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guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Mar 13, 2012
Not just Jonesboro, in Memphis for sure! My grandson is on spring break and has the flu. Temp, throwing up, SICK! Some way to spend spring break!
Vaccines Maim Kill

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Mar 13, 2012
So you spend a week on the couch.
doug

Little Rock, AR

#3 Mar 13, 2012
the mean bastards are on break heare next week and them running the streets is a lot worse than flu
worse now

United States

#4 Jan 5, 2013
Key Flu Indicators

According to this week’s FluView report, influenza activity continues to increase in the United States with most of the country now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness. These current levels of ILI are nearing what have been peak levels of ILI during moderately severe seasons in the past. This FluView update contains data for the week of December 23-29, 2012.

Below is a summary of the key indicators:

The proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness (ILI) is above the national baseline for the fourth consecutive week having climbed sharply from 2.8% to 5.6% over the past 4 weeks.
Twenty-nine states and New York City are now reporting high ILI activity. Last week 16 states reported high ILI activity. Additionally, 9 states reported moderate levels of ILI activity. States reporting high ILI activity for the week ending December 29 include Alabama, ARKANSAS, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming. A web spotlight on influenza activity and current CDC recommendations is available at "Flu Activity Picks Up Nationwide."

Update: Eighteen influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurring during the 2012-2013
season have been reported to CDC. Adult deaths are not required to be reported, even though 90% of the flu related deaths are in people over the age of 60.
wth

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Jan 5, 2013
I believe its spreading across the whole country...nothing a little bed rest won't fix.

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