Saturday, December 22, 2012

Flu prevalence in Mississippi triple national average, continuing to increase

Not too late for shot, official says
7:26 AM, Dec 22, 2012 

When going in for holiday hugs, it may be wise to note flu has been twice as prevalent in Mississippi in recent weeks as this time last year and triple the current national average.
Nationwide last week, an average of 3.2 percent of nontrauma patient visits reported flu symptoms. That rate more than tripled to 10.4 percent in Mississippi, state Department of Health data show. And in the same week last year in Mississippi, only 4 percent of patients had flu symptoms.

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