Influenza update 1/17/2011

January 17, 2011

1/17/2011 — Flu is now reported as being “widespread” in Connecticut and several neighboring states.

The CDC reports, at their flu site, that although some indicators have decreased, it is likely that the flu epidemic for this year has NOT yet peaked.

So far, I’ve not seen anyone with severe disease, although there is some strep going around Rhode Island, and I’ve spoken to several people with a bit of diarrhea, some sore throat, and mild flu-like symptoms.

For those of you who use Influenzinum, start now if you haven’t already.

Everyone should be up on their vitamin D intake, as good blood levels of D appear to be protective.  Please don’t forget common sense and hygiene.  More information is available in the article on my site.

I’ll update this notice from time to time